The family of the late Dudley Whitley was on hand on Friday, Jan. 30 at the Rocky Mount-Northern Nash basketball game as $1,379.16 was raised and given in his name and Rocky Mount High to the Jimmy V Foundation as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative sponsored by the N.C. Coaches Association.
One dollar for every ticket sold that evening, plus donations from the crowd, went toward that total.
Whitley served in many posts during his tenure with the then-Rocky Mount City School System, including athletic director, principal and superintendent.
Pictured were (l-r) grandson Lee Whitley, son-in-law Dwayne Pridgen, daughter Beth Pridgen, widow Sheila Whitley, daughter-in-law Crystal Whitley, son Dee Whitley and grandson Ben Whitley.
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