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Luther Irving Whitman, 77, husband of Elizabeth Walta Whitman and a resident of Exmore, Va., passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at his residence.

A native of Bayford, Va., he was the son of the late George M. Whitman and the late Carrie Hawkins Whitman. He was a United States Navy veteran, retired maintenance supervisor at Petersburg General Hospital and attended Maranatha Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Margaret Coley and her husband, Tony, of Macon, Ga., Rosemary Field of Macon, Jackie McDaniels and her husband, Gary, of Macon, Teresa Shores and her husband, Durwood, of Westfiels, N.C., Penny Henshaw and her, husband, Thomas, of Ford, Va.; a brother, George M. Whitman Jr. of Petersburg, Va.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and a nephew.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Southlawn Memorial Park, 1911 Birdsong Road, South Prince George, Va., with Pastor Michael Muender officiating. Family will join friends at J.T. Morriss and Son Funeral Home, 103 S. Adams St., Petersburg, Va., from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market St., Suite #3, Onancock, VA 23417. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by the Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Va.
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J T Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Service
103 S Adams St
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-8511
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Published in The Progress-Index on June 10, 2014
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