Janie Lynn Rhoney, 66, of Hildebran passed away on August 30, 2023 at Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care following a period of declining health.

Janie was born April 8, 1957, in Burke County, to the late Harold Dean Rhoney Sr. and the late Oveta Jane Powell. She loved and cherished her grandchildren, enjoyed playing Facebook games, cooking and her animals. Janie was known for her sweet potato pies, banana pudding, mashed potatoes and making a nice  home cooked meal for anyone who needed it.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, Harold Dean Rhoney Jr. and Billy Wayne Rhoney.

Those left to cherish her memory are her lifelong partner of 37 years, Rickey Avant Whisnant;  Daughters: Misty Oveta Tucker of Granite Falls, Rebecca Jane Lyons of Morganton, Sara Marie Autrey and husband, Will Pope of Greenville, S.C., Courtany Dawn Hughes and husband , Adam of Greenville, S.C.; Son: Jonathan Avant Whisnant of Hickory; Grandchildren: Kaylee Autrey, Ian Pope, Sophie Pope, Breanna Whisnant, Dylan Bodde, Devin Bodde, Ava Norris and Kaneyon Tucker.

A private graveside service will be held Saturday, September 2, 2023.

Heritage Funeral Service and Crematory, in Valdese, is assisting the family.