1876 - 1958

Ledger, Wed. Jan. 29, 1958
Mrs. Lula D. Whitman- Bartow-
Mrs. Lula Durrance Whitman, 81, died last night in Morrell Memorial Hospital in Lakeland after a brief illness.
She was a Pioneer resident of Polk County, born near Fort Meade. She was a resident of the West Lakeland area.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas B. Whitman of Lakeland; one son, John R. of St. Petersburg; two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Sanders and Mrs. Juanita D. Smith, both of Gainesville.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Whidden Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Bledsoe will officiate, assisted by the Rev. R. C. Joiner and the Rev. Claude Stanfield. - Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery here.
Find-A-Grave Memorial # 38745771 – Lula Whitman – wife of Thomas
Find-A-Grave Memorial # 38745770 – Thomas B. Whitman – husband of Lula

Marriage notes- Lula Durrance – married Thomas B. Whitman in Polk Co. on April 15, 1902 > according to the Bartow Historical site for Polk Co.<
>NOTE: The obit states she died the night before this entry in the paper – which would have been death on Jan. 28, 1958 ? right ? - Listed on Find-A-Grave as being on Jan. 31, 1958 - Researchers- Please- always check your sources. 

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