Alton Eustis Whidden Winter Haven - Alton Eustis Whidden, 77, died of respiratory failure Friday (Oct. 27, 2006). Lifelong resident of Winter Haven. He is a retired accountant. Member of Village Church of God in Winter Haven where he was the church clerk for 47 years. He was also the assistant vice president and comptroller for Rheinaur's Dress Shop in Winter Haven. Mr. Whidden is a U.S. Army veteran, served during the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal & United Nations Service Medal.
 He is survived by his wife, Frances Whidden of Winter Haven, four children; Diane Stamey of Winter Haven, Brian Whidden of Carlinville, IL., Richard Whidden of Thomasville, GA, and Christopher Whidden of Winter Haven, FL., a brother, Robert Whidden of Clewiston, FL, a sister, Ruby Daniels of Alva, FL, six grandsons and 2 great-grandsons.
 Visitation will be held Sunday between 2-4 pm. at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven.
Funeral service will be held Monday, 10:30 am at Village Church of God, Winter Haven.
Ledger,October 28, 2006

1936 - 2007

>FRANCES  WHIDDEN – 71 - Winter Haven Hospital
WINTER HAVEN - Frances Whidden, 71, of Winter Haven, died Dec. 31, 2007 at her home due to heart failure.
 Born June 22, 1936 in Tarrytown, FL. She worked at the Winter Haven Hospital for 10 years as a financial advisor. She was a member of Village Church of God and devoted her life to her church. She enjoyed painting, writing poetry and songs.
 She is preceded by her husband, Alton Whidden.
 Survivors include her children, Diane Stamey, Auburndale, FL, Brian Whidden, Carlinville, IL, Richard Whidden, Thomasville, GA, and Christopher Whidden, Winter Haven, FL.; brothers, William "Bill" Franklin, Tallahassee, FL, and David Franklin, Jasper, FL.; sister, Eloise Green, Perry, FL.; 6 grandsons and 3 great-grandchildren.
 Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven.
 Funeral service Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Village Church of God.
Ledger, January 3, 2008

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