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Whit Lenoir

May 13, 2013

Whitman Hill Lenoir, 83, a true southern gentleman, passed away at the Care Center of Aberdeen on Saturday, May 11, 2013. He was born October 3, 1929, in Aberdeen to Sterling Payne Lenoir and Emma Mangum Lenoir. He lived most of his life in Aberdeen, but moved to Starkville, for eight years in 2000. He was a fourth generation owner and farmer of the family owned Lenoir Plantation in Prairie, MS. He attended Miss. State University and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an avid duck hunter and golfer. He was a life member of Ducks Unlimited. He and his wife Bettye, loved their MSU Bulldogs and were season ticket holders to all sports. He served on the Board of Directors for Four County Electric Assn. for many years and served as School Board President for the Aberdeen School System during the 1960's. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen and served, faithfully on many different committees over the years. Graveside services were Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Reverend Whit Lewis and Bro. Truman Thompson officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen was in charge of the arrangements.


Two Daughters: Sally Lenoir Scott and husband Bob of Aberdeen, MS; Betsy Lenoir Lewis and husband Howard of Kosciusko MS.

Four Grandchildren: LeLe Newell, Stephanie Thompson, Whit Lewis and Griffin Lewis.

Four Great Grandchildren: Hunter Sanders, Scotty Waits, Karsen Sanders and Liam Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Bettye Hudson Lenoir, his brother Sterling Payne Lenoir and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen or the Alzhiemer's Association.

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