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William Eugene Whitson

William E. "Bill" Whitson, 73, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Jefferson 
County, died 11:30 a.m. May 20, 2000, at Hillcrest Medical Center in 
Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Whitson was the owner of a trucking service. 

He was born Feb. 13, 1927 in Jefferson County, a son of Ivan and Verneda 
(Lisenby) Whitson. He married Emma Lou Sharp July 8, 1961; she survives. 

Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix. Burial 
will be at East Salem Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at 
the funeral home. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children; Dennis Ray Whitson 
and wife Barbara of Denton, Texas; Terry Jean Pearson and husband Richard of 
Parsons, Kansas; Nickie Jo Lingle and husband Rodney of Anna; Stanley Ray 
Benedict of Tulsa, Okla.; Robin Faye Rowe of Tulsa, Okla.; and Randall Eugene 
Whitson of Oregon; 14 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. 

Mr. Whitson was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by 
his parents and one infant brother, Marvin Whitson.

Date: DOD: 20 May 2000  
Source: Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard  

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