Franklin Hardwell Whitten
1937 - 2021
Whitten Timberlake Chapel
7404 Timberlake Road
Lynchburg, VA
Franklin Hardwell Whitten

A Celebration of Life honoring Franklin Hardwell "Frank" Whitten, who died on August 27, 2020, will be held Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Peakland United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at a reception at the church following the service.

Frank was predeceased by his parents, W.C. "Red" Whitten and Louise Poole Whitten, and his sister, Mary Lynn Whitten.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Jones Whitten of Decatur Ga.; his daughters, Susan Whitten Padgett (Roy) of Charlotte, N.C., Alice Whitten Bowen (Tony) of Parrish, Fla., and Mary Carter Whitten Van Atta (Matt) of Decatur, Ga.; his son, Franklin Hardwell "Hardy" Whitten Jr. (Betsy) of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, Wilbur Carrington Whitten Jr. of Forest, and Thomas P. Whitten (Susan) of Beaufort, S.C.; and brother-in-law, William Henry Jones Jr. (Margaret) of Augusta, Ga. Frank is also survived by eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorials be made to Peakland United Methodist Church, 4434 Boonsboro Road, Lynchburg VA 24503.

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Published by The News & Advance on Jul. 18, 2021.
Celebration of Life
Peakland United Methodist Church
, VA
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Whitten Timberlake Chapel
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It was my privilege to not only work with Frank, but to call him my friend. Every time we shook hands, we would take each other's pulse (much like his Dad would do) we would always joke and tell each other, "strong pulse there!" He was always quick with a joke and lots of fun to be around! I am very sorry I can't be there for his memorial service, but will be thinking of Harriet, Hardy, and the entire family. Rest in peace my friend, Frank!
Garry Evans
July 20, 2021
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