Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. (Big Papa) Whitfield, age 64, of Fayetteville will be conducted at 1 PM Tuesday at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Carlos Beddingfield and Bro. Ricky Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in Morgan Cemetery. Mr. Whitfield passed away Friday afternoon, January 30, 2009, at Huntsville Hospital.
A son of the late George William and Dora Marie Williamson Whitfield, he was a native of Lincoln County, a truck driver, and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years Nancy Sue Whitfield of Fayetteville, daughter Elizabeth Dianne Bostick and husband Shannon of Flintville, grandchildren Jammi Lee Shull and husband Brad of Flintville and Charles Kristopher D. Carr of Flintville, great-grandchildren Troy, Kyera, Trevor, Dakotah, and Payton, brothers Jackie Whitfield and wife Belinda of Lewisburg, Donnie Whitfield and wife Betty of Winchester, Ralph Whitfield and wife Debra of Wheel, and Waylon Whitfield and wife Robbie of Kelso, sister Wanda Jett of Shelbyville, and several nieces, nephews, and beloved friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons Patrick, Randy, and Steven Whitfield, and brother Joe Lee Whitfield.
Visitation with the family will be from 5-8 PM Monday evening at Higgins Funeral Home.