Henry Paul Whitten

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The funeral service for Mr. Henry Paul Whitten, 95, will be Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary Chapel in Anniston with the Dr. Billy Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Anniston. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mr. Whitten passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014, at West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange, Georgia. Mr. Whitten was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Sammie Lane Fox Whitten. Survivors include two brothers, the Rev. Charles Whitten, of Clinton, Miss. and Dr. W.A. Whitten Jr. (Lucille), of Sugar Hill, Ga.; one son, Stephen Paul Whitten (Kay) and a daughter, Brenda Whitten Thomas; five grandchildren, Amanda Trask (Dale), Emily Fueger (Markus), Sarah Miles (Jason), Andrew Whitten and Julia Whitten; seven great-grandchildren, Riley, Owen, Laney and Peyton Trask, Max and Emma Fueger and Ava Cate Miles. Pallbearers will be Dale Trask, Markus Fueger, Jason Miles and Andrew Whitten. Mr. Whitten was a native of Choctaw County, Mississippi and a long-time resident of Anniston. For the past ten years he resided at Vernon Woods Retirement Community in LaGrange, Georgia. He was a graduate of Mississippi College and the University of Illinois. He served in the 2nd Armored Division of the Army during WWII and worked for 30 years at Fort McClellan and Aberdeen Proving Ground for the U.S. Army Chemical Corp School as a Scientific Advisor, serving as standing chairman of the NATO Quatrapartite Committee. He was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston. Donations may be given in Mr. Whitten's memory to West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 or to Parker Memorial Baptist Church 1205 Quintard Ave, Anniston, AL 36201. Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com
Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 23, 2014
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1329 Wilmer Ave | Anniston, AL 362014651 | (256) 236-3441
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