Joseph Whitten

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Joseph David Whitten, 80, of Augusta, GA, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, February 23, 2015 at University Hospital. Born in Macon, GA, he was the son of the late John Harrison Whitten and Bessie Tant Whitten. He lived in Ocilla, GA before moving to Augusta in 1974. He worked at Graniteville Company as a machine operator before retiring in 1997. He attended Lumpkin Road Baptist Church. Joseph enjoyed cutting grass, working in his yard, and feeding the birds. His most precious time was spent with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of fifty four years, Sarah Tarrant Whitten; sons, David Whitten, Augusta, GA, James Whitten, Hephzibah, Clarence (Amanda) Whitten, Grovetown, GA, Jerry (Lynn) Whitten, Hephzibah, GA; brothers, John Henry Whitten, Douglas, GA, James Whitten, Monetta, SC; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5-7pm at Poteet Funeral Home, 3465 Peach Orchard Rd., Augusta, GA. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 190 Knox Abbott Drive, Suite 301, Cayce, SC 29033. Please sign the online guest register at

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Poteet Funeral Home - South Chapel
3465 Peach Orchard Road
Augusta, GA 30906
(706) 798-8886
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Feb. 24, 2015
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