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C. Aven Whittington

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C. Aven Whittington, Jr.


C. Aven Whittington, Jr. passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the age of 65.

He was born on June 18, 1948 in Greenwood, Mississippi. He graduated from The Lawrenceville School before attending Johns Hopkins University, Tulane University, and Delta State University and then farmed for more than forty years.

A long-time resident of Schlater, Aven cared deeply about his community and was an advocate for all manner of local organizations, including the Leflore County Humane Society, Cottonlandia Museum, Greenwood Little Theatre, and Possum's Unlimited.

Aven is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Aven and Mary Elizabeth Oliver Whittington; step-mother Hortense Spann Whittington; younger brother Kendrick Oliver Whittington; and wife May Spencer Ringold Whittington. He is survived by sons Clinton Wellington Whittington, Charles Aven Whittington III and wife Kay, and Joshua Spencer Glazer; by dear friend and companion Linda J. Whittington; by grandchildren Charles Aven Whittington IV and Elizabeth Jane Whittington; by siblings Ward Whittington Sumner and husband James, George G. Griffin and wife Pam, and Margaret Griffin Bailey; and by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 19 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood.

A service for family will be held at Buckhorn on Wednesday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

Leflore County Humane Society, 601 Ione Street, Greenwood, MS 38930; Cottonlandia Museum, 1608 Highway 82W, Greenwood, MS 38930; Greenwood Little Theatre, P.O. Box 246, Greenwood, MS 38935 or the .

Published in Clarion Ledger on Nov. 18, 2013
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