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“He would always tell me stories of when i was younger and go to his house, in Blytheville, AR. ”
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“We were so sorry to hear of Marvins passing. He was a good neighbor in Blytheville and friend. We will have you in our prayers. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Don & Donna McFadden - Highland, AR

“To the Whitehead Family:We are so very sorry for your loss and wish we had the words to ease your pain. However, words alone can't heal grieving...Read More »
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Marvin Vernon Whitehead, 84, of Middleville, MI, formerly of Blytheville, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI.
Born in Wynne, AR to Jim and Blanche Wilkey Whitehead, he was retired from Borg Warner. Marvin was a former member of Ruddle Road Church of God and was a member of Pentecostals of Kentwood Church in Grand Rapids, MI.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Marvin Wayne Whitehead; brothers, Dennis "Junior" Whitehead, Glen Wilkey and Leonard Wilkey and sister, Jerline McDowell.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha Baugus Whitehead of Blytheville; children, Glen Whitehead of Blytheville, Tony Whitehead of Middleville, MI and Shirley Diane Cole of Blytheville; brothers, Wendell Wilkey of Jonesboro, Charles Wilkey of Bald Knob, AR; sisters, Linda Brewer, Marie Gamble, Bertha McCormick and Glenda Johnson, all of Manila, AR, Nellie Stone of Marmaduke, AR, Barbara Warren of Jonesboro, AR, Earline Hicks of Bowling Green, KY and Mary Kiss of Blytheville, AR; 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm in Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jamerson Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm until time for services. Online register may be signed at cobbfuneralhome.com.

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Cobb Funeral Home
603 W. Main Street Blytheville, AR 72316
Tel. (870) 763-4431

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