obit whitfieldHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. - Edward O. Whitfield passed away on June 4, 2013. He was born in Hopkins County, Kentucky. He was the son of P.O. and Mabel Whitfield and the nephew of O.C. Whitfield, who served in the Kentucky State Senate from Madisonville from 1937 to 1940 and was President of the Kentucky Farm Bureau in 1935.
 
E.O. worked for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and its successor companies, the Seaboard System Railroad and CSX Corporation for 44 years. He was a Master Mason and member of EW Turner Lodge #548 and a member of St. John Methodist Church.
     
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Jennie) Cunningham to whom he was married for 71 years; his son, First District Congressman Ed Whitfield; a sister, Juanema Whitfield Corum; a granddaughter, Kate Whitfield Wilson; and two great-grandchildren, Brady and Madison Wilson of Duluth, Georgia.
 
Visitation will be held at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, 2504 South Virginia Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 5 to 7 P.M. The funeral will be held at St. John’s Methodist Church, 2808 South Virginia Street, Hopkinsville, Kentucky on Friday, June 7 at 11 A.M. with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
 
Donations in memory of E.O. Whitfield may be sent to the Christian County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1233, Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42241-1233.

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