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First Baptist Church of Four Oaks
Friday November 13th, 2020
1:45pm - 2:45pm

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First Baptist Church of Four Oaks
Friday November 13th, 2020

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Thurman Whittington

Benson. NC: Mr. Thurman Henry Whittington, age, 85, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at his residence.  Due to weather, the Funeral Service will be held 3:00PM-Friday, November 13, 2020 in the Fellowship Hall of The First Baptist Church of Four Oaks. Rev. John Norman, Rev. Marie Fox and Amy Whittington will officiate.  The service will be live streamed at the link below.              Mr. Whittington was born on April 7, 1935 in Johnston County to the late Thaddeus and Ethel Johnson Whittington.  He was preceded in death by his infant sister, sisters, Julia Whittington Grimes, Sarah Whittington Dixon and Annie Laura Whittington Johnson and a niece, Janet Evans Norris.  Mr. Whittington was a US Army Veteran and was also a lifelong electrician, retiring from Watson Electrical in Raleigh in 2003.  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Four Oaks where served as a deacon, electrician, elevator operator, head usher, building and grounds committee and received the Bryan McLamb Man of The Year award in 2004 and 2009.              Surviving include his loving wife of 54 years, Lola Belle Massengill Whittington; loving children, Amy Benita Whittington, Thurman Neal Whittington and wife, Dee; grandchildren, Raynor Elizabeth Whittington and Salem Arabella Whittington; many nieces and nephews.             The family will receive friends and family from 1:45PM-2:45PM, Friday, November 13, 2020 in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church in Four Oaks. The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church of Four Oaks Food Pantry Fund, PO Box 717, Four Oaks, NC 27524.              The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.             In accordance with NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Masks are required at all gatherings.             Condolences may be sent to the family at www.roseandgraham.com             Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC

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So sorry your loss. Thurman was a fine man and always had a smile on his face. I was proud to call him my friend. I am sure God is welcoming him to his eternal home.

John and Kay Hatch Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

Belle, so sad to hear of Buddys passing. Sending love and prayers for you and all the family.

Jean Sauls Rhodes Nov 12 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Just know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know for sure God is taking care of Thurman now. Love you.

Lynn Wood Nov 12 2020 12:00 AM

To the family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Thurman was such a nice man and always willing to come fix something for me as long as he was able. I know he will truly be missed. May God bring comfort and peace to the family in this time of grief.

Dura Faye Barbour Calcote Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to hear about Mr. Thurman, he was a very nice man, and we have been very good friends for many years. We will be praying for all of you through this sad time. He will be greatly missed. He would do my hard work for me that I couldn't do like electrical, plumbing, etc, and done such a good job. Rest in peace, Thurman.

Manford Harper & Family. Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Whittington was a fine person. Prayers to your family.

Jo Ann Hardison Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

Prayer for peace,strength, and comfort for the Whittington family

Mr and Mrs Jamie Williams & Reid and Seth Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. He was a wonderful person who will surely be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

Bob & Joyce Anderson Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM

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