Published 5:00 am Saturday, August 30, 2008

J.C. Whittington, 83, of Bogue Chitto, died August 28, 2008, athis residence.

Visitation will be Sunday from noon until the time of theservices at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb. The Rev.Cletus Moak will officiate with the Revs. Mike McKee and John Prattassisting. Burial will be at Montgomery Cemetery in Summit.

He was born January 22, 1925 in Bogue Chitto. He was the son ofJames Carse and Julie Mae Whittington.

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Mr. Whittington was a logger, a constable of Lincoln County andhe worked for the oil fields. He was a member of Shady GroveBaptist Church and a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in World WarII. He was full of life. He was a heck of a man with a wonderfulcharacter and a sense of humor with a knack for storytelling. Hewill be sadly missed by his family.

Mr. Whittington is preceded in death by his parents; threebrothers, Douglas, Luther and Jimmy Whittington; and four sisters,Bessie Campau, Ruby Jordan, Thersa Gatlin and LouiseRichardson.

Survivors include his wife of 63 happy years, Lenis MarieWhittington; his son, Karey Dale Whittington and wife, Beverly ofBogue Chittto; his daughter, Carol Ann Alexander and husband, Jesseof Bogue Chitto; his brother, Carse Whittington Jr. and wife, Nellof Tylertown; five grandchildren, Cory Jay Whittington, MandySykes, Destiny Arickson, Maela Alexander and Rita Badon andhusband, Jimmy; additional grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Pallbearers will be Wendell Upton, Henry Palmer, Charles Gatlin,Jason “Tiny” Wallace, Clint McCullough, Malcome McCullough, RustyWilliams and Jeff Gatlin. Honorary pallbearer will be Lee EdwardGatlin.