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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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