Daily Corinthian Newspaper, Corinth, Mississippi dated August 10,
WHITENER FUNERAL HELD HERE TODAY
MEMPHIS RESIDENT PASSED MONDAY; BURIED IN THE HENRY CEMETERY HERE
Graveside service was held at Henry cemetery this afternoon at 1
o'clock for Mrs. Nancy Jane Whitener, native of Middleton,
Tennessee, who died Monday at the home of a daughter in Memphis
following an illness of seven years. She was 82.
Burial was in Henry cemetery with National Funeral Home of Memphis
in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Whitener had been a resident of Memphis for 27 years and
resided with her daughter, Mrs. Russell A. Jones at the time of her
She was the widow of James Thomas Whitener, who was in the real
estate and insurance business. In addition to Mrs. Russell Jones,
she also leaves three other daughters, Mrs. Walter W. Jones and Mrs.
Floyd Harvey of Memphis, and Mrs. George S. Sanders, Clarksdale,
Mississippi; her son, Rev. W.L. Whitener, Tishomingo, Mississippi,
her sister, Mrs. W.E. Graham, Greenville, Texas, and two brothers,
Robert Luna, Perrin, Texas, and Lunceford Luna, Walnut, Mississippi,
and 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Wayne Hunter, Macon, Mississippi, Mrs.
VanNoy Haller, Montgomery, Alabama, and Mrs. Roy Rowe, Jackson,
Mrs. Whitener was born in Middleton, Tennessee, daughter of Jeremiah
and Molly Yopp. She spent her early life in Tippah County,
Mississippi. She was a member of Madison Heights Methodist Church.