Fred L. Whitfield

Fred L. Whitfield, 88, of Benton passed away June 24, 2014.
He was born April 16, 1926, in Dewitt to the late Henry and Mattie Brooks Whitfield.
Fred served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Whitfield; his brothers, Doyle, Ray, Virgil, Derrel and Norris Whitfield; his sisters, Lucille Bryan, Bernice Crutchfield, Reba Jane Whitfield and Lyla Whitfield; and a son, Jeff Whitfield.
Fred is survived by his sons, Joe Whitfield and Floyd Whitfield; a brother, Caroll Whitfield; three sisters, Nelsine Richey, Nelorine Hickman and Betty McAdams; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Ashby Funeral Home with Joe Whitfield officiating.  Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 26, at the funeral home.
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