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"Our family serving your family for four generations"
Milton Jones Whatley
(August 22, 1928 - January 27, 2019)

Funeral services for Milton Jones Whatley, 90, of Winona will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel,
with  Pastor Mike Minnis and Rev. John L. Walker officiating.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton, with military
honors at graveside.  

Visitation will be Friday, February 1, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., at Oliver Funeral Home; and Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 a.m. until
service time, at the funeral home.

Mr. Whatley passed away, surrounded by family, at the Jackson Veterans Home on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  He was born in Carroll
County on August 22,1928, to James Simon and Mollie Rebecca Buchanan Whatley.  After graduating high school at the age of 16, he
enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a commissioned officer in Army Field Artillery during the Korean War,.  After his military service, Mr.
Whatley enrolled in Millsaps College, graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry.  He was a retired postmaster for Winona
and served for 12 years as a Winona City Alderman.  Mr. Whatley was a very active member of First Baptist Church in Winona.  He was also
a member of the Winona Rotary Club, the Cattlemen's Association, the American Legion, Carroll County Forestry Association, and the
National Association of Postmasters.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and will be greatly missed.

Mr. Whatley is survived by his wife of 57 years, Andromache "May" Dardaman Whatley of Madison; two daughters, Rebecca Elizabeth
Whatley Cartledge (Marshall) of Madison and Jone Marie Whatley Negri (James) of New Jersey; four grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth
Cartledge Peters (Jeffry) of Wiggins, Evan Milton Cartledge of Wiggins, James Simon Negri of New Jersey and Eden Joy Negri of New
Jersey; four great-grandchildren, Brayden Marshall Peters, Caleb Reid Peters, Trace David Peters, and Allie Elizabeth Peters, all of
Wiggins; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.  Mr. Whatley was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Evelyn
Whatley Gregory and Mable Whatley Tingle Stanton.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Matthews, Bubba Irwin, Jerry Flowers, James Biggers, and Bill Carson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ed
Hammond,the  Men's Bible Class of First Baptist Church, Dr. Keith Rushing, Greg Tompkins, and George Frank Carwile.

Friday, February 1                    4 - 7 pm
Oliver Funeral Home
Saturday, February 2             10 - 11 am
Oliver Funeral Home

Saturday, February 2                      11 am
Oliver Chapel

Evergreen Cemetery
North Carrollton
Sandra Buchanan

Milton Whatley was my first cousin on my father's side. Because I was raised in Washington state, I didn't have many
opportunities to visit with Milton, but when I did he was always a sweet and courteous man. The last time I saw him
(in September 2017), though suffering from advanced Alzheimer's, he still retained his sweetness of spirit and gentle
sense of humor. I know Sonny is rejoicing in Heaven and is in the presence of our Lord Jesus--what a wonderful
homecoming it must be for him! May, Rebecca, Jone, and Sonny's other family and friends: may God grant you peace
at this time and may you be comforted by happy memories of Milton. Until we meet again, Milton...

Eugenia Collins

May, Rebecca and Joni, I am sorry about Mr. Milton. I know you will miss him. May you find comfort in your
memories. God bless you.

Bill Buchanan

Sonny, as he was known to many of us in the family, was one of the finest men I have ever known. He was a favorite
of my mother and father. I will always remember him for his gentle, loving manner. I never heard him say an unkind
word about anyone, nor ever heard an unkind word about him. That says a lot about the man he was. He was a loving
son, devoted husband, and wonderf ul fathe r and grandfather. He will be missed greatly by those who know and love

Kathy Woods Bohannon

Rebecca and Joan, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I remember several visits to your parents
home when Andy and I were dating. Your dad and mom were always so nice. I always thought they were such a sweet
couple. So sorry for your loss. Kathy Smith Woods Bohannon

Sherri Stanton Blaine & Kent Blaine

Rebecca, Jone and Mrs. Whatley I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a very fine man. You all are in my thoughts
and prayers. I know you will miss him terribly.

Annette Blaine

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love yall

Terry C. Barton
August 22, 1928
January 27, 2019