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“Dear Edna, So sorry to hear about Earl. I was out of town and heard the news when I returned to Jonesboro. I am keeping you in my thoughts and...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Evie Howard - Jonesboro, AR

“We are sorry to hear about cousin Earl's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Ken, Mary, & Lela Veal - IN

“We are sorry to hear about cousin Earl's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wish we could be there with you all. ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Lovinie and Della Veal - IN

“I first met Earl about 6 years ago when I became a school bus driver. Earl was always there a little early to socialize with all of us and I always...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Melinda Caples - Jonesboro, AR

“Edna and all the Whittingham family, I was always happy to see Earl when I was on vacation.He always put a smile on my face. I only knew good...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Betty Sue (Guthrie-Timbs)Buchanan - MI

“Earl use to be my husbands monitor on the bus and he loved my girls as if he was thier grandpa.We would spend time over at his house all the time.we...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Adonna, Tommy,Tiffany and Samantha Costner

“Edna and all of the Whittingham family. Sorry to hear about Earl. I got to see him and talk with him while we were both at Health South. My...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Patsy Dean Turner - Trumann, AR

“Edna, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Earl. Alice called to let me know today. I wish I could be there for the funeral. Just know that you...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Jean Hatley Pizarro & Frank Pizarro - FL

“So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for the family. Liz Minton Michelle (Minton) Rise ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Liz Minton / Michelle (Minton) Rise - AR

“Edna and all of the Whittingham family. As the sister-in-law of Paul, I feel close to this big wonderful family. I was very fond of Earl, because...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Betty Sue (Guthrie-Timbs)Buchanan - MI

“My daughter Amber was in the self-contained classroom at JHS so thereforth I knew Mr Earl as he came to get the kids and bring them from the bus. I...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Shirley - Jonesboro, AR - friend

“Mr. Whittingham was a very good Christian man. I know he will be missed. We will be praying for you all. God Bless You all ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Virginia & Eddie Emmons Jonesboro

“They say a person is blessed in life if they have 2 or 3 "good friends". That being the case, I figure I just lost half of mine. However, I know...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Gjenn Eubanks - Bono, AR - Friend

“Aunt Edna, Ronnie, Donna & Judy, We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Earl was a very special person. He loved his family and friends. He was...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Johnny & Sharon Burch - Cordova, TN

“Edna, So sorry to hear about Earl. I will be praying for you and your family. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Maria Pierson - friend

“Wow! Heaven has gained a wonderful Angel. I Have known Mr. Earl for as long as i can remember. He was definately one of my favorites. I remember...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Melissa Vinson- George - AR

“We are thinking of you all and loved Earl so much. We are all very sad. Great memories of uncle Earl that we will have in our hearts forever!Praying...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: bridget whittingham - harrisburg, AR

“Unfortunately we are not able to be there, to present our condolences to you family. Our prayers are with all of you. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Herbert and Patricia Morales - AR

“Ron, I am sorry I can not be there in person to offer my condolences, however I am there in sprite. Take comfort in all the good times you had...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Peggy Wynn

“I didn't know Mr. Whittingham, but I think highly of Ron, so Mr. Whittingham must have been a fine man. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Philip Morris - Atlanta, GA

“I'm very sorry for your loss. Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Bill Riess - Woodstock, GA

“Rita and I are so sorry for your loss. He is in a better place now. We are thinking about and praying for your family. Sorry we could not be there...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Craig Schuchardt - Friend

“I am thinking about you during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss and am praying for your family in this sad time. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Richard Jeffrey - Marietta, GA

“Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa Meek - Atlanta, GA - Friend

“Sorry to hear of your loss, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers! ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Deborah Yoder - Atlanta, GA


Bono– Earl M. Whittingham, 84, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010 at Jonesboro Health Care Center.

He was born May 3rd, 1926 in Trumann to the late O.W. and Julie Whittingham (Kurton). He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Signal Corp. He was a retired grocery salesman and loved working as a School Bus Monitor for the Jonesboro School District. Earl was also a Charter Member of the Westvale Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edna (Lamons) Whittingham; one son, Ronnie and Phyllis Whittingham of Atlanta, Georgia, two daughters; Donna and Ronnie Lumley of Jonesboro and Judy and Tony Sauser of Bono, 5 grandchildren; Andy (Denise) Lumley of Forrest City, Jenny (Lynn) Buhler of Trumann, Clay (Jessica) Whittingham of Atlanta, GA., Cody (Sarah) Sauser of Jonesboro, and Rachel Sauser of Rogers, 7 great-grandchildren; Lauren, Hanna, and Brenna Lumley of Cabot, Shelby Buhler of Trumann, and Jacob, Levi and Katie Sauser of Jonesboro, three sisters; Jewel Cooper of Jonesboro, Edna Mae Hooker of Imboden, and Earlene Aston of Trumann, 5 brothers; Herbert (Louise) Whittingham of Jonesboro, O’Neil (Wanda) Whittingham of Benton, Raymond (Juanita) Whittingham of Trumann, Paul (Lela Faye)Whittingham of Harrisburg, and James (Janie) Whittingham of West Plains, MO.

He was also preceded in death by one sister; Lavone (Whittingham) May.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday at 2:00 PM at the Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Rick Kiefer and Brother Zane Gragg officiating and internment at Trinity Cemetery in Bono.

Visitation will be today from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Gregg Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are Tony Sauser, Cody Sauser, Clay Whittingham, Andy Lumley, Lynn Buhler, and Ronnie Lumley.

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