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Mr. J.D. Whitt, 72 of Altha, FL, passed away Wednesday night, August 3, 2011, at his home. J. D. was born on October 16, 1938, in Wrigley, Kentucky, and had lived in Altha for the past several years. He retired from the B&W Company in Ohio as a welder building power boilers. J.D. was a member of the National Masonic Lodge #568 F&AM in Barberton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Melva Whitt; a son, John David Whitt; a sister, Dorislene Stickhorn; and a brother, Darrell Whitt. Survivors include his wife, Shirlene Whitt, of Altha; two sons, Stoney Whitt of Altha, and Anthony Whitt of Cancel Fulton, Ohio; one daughter, Kimberly Slutz, of Troy, Ohio; one brother, Garland Whitt of Clinton, Ohio; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 6, at 10 am (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the MT. Olive Cemetery in Altha with Masonic rites at the graveside. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 6, from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. (CDT) at Peavy Funeral Home. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).

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