William Jewel Whitten, 80, of Jonesboro, formerly of Ash Flat died March 8, 2002, at Sharp Nursing Home at Sidney.
Born Jan. 13, 1922, at Evening Shade, she was the daughter of William and Mary King Whitten. He was retired from the U.S. Army, having served in World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. He owned and operated Whitten Appliance Repair in Jonesboro for many years and was a member of Evening Shade Main Street Church of Christ.
Survivors include three daughters -- Kay Lane of Omaha, Neb., Brenda Erickson of Jonesboro, and Janice Renda of Coram, N.Y.; two sisters -- Joann Cushman of Evening Shade, and Jane Gilbert of Jonesboro; his stepmother, Johnnie Hazel Whitten of Sidney; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Katherine Tompkins Whitten.
A memorial service was March 10 at Evening Shade Cemetery with Joey Mounts officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Honorary pallbearers were Mike Cushman, Jerry Gilbert, Richard Huff, Lance Smith and Ricky Martin.