Born 1-13-1922 - Died 3-8-2002
William Jewel Whitten, 80, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Ash Flat, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Sharp Nursing Home at Sidney. He was born Jan. 13, 1922, at Evening Shade, to 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 the 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 step-mother, Johnnie Hazel Whitten of Sidney; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Katherine Tompkins Whitten.Memorial services were Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the 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 Giblert, Richard Huff, Lance Smith and Ricky Martin.