Jim Whitfield

Weekly Tribune
Cartersville, Georgia

Thursday, January 17, 1957

Transcribed by   2007

Blue Ridge Cemetery, Blue Ridge, Georgia

Jim Whitfield Dies At Farm Near Blue Ridge Wednesday

The lifeless body of Mr. Jim Whitfield, 35, brother of Mrs. Bill Wofford, and husband of the former Jane Williams, of Cartersville, was found about 9:30 p. m. last Wednesday evening on his farm, near Blue Ridge.

Mr. Whitfield suffered a heart attack some weeks ago, but apparently had overcome that trouble. He motored out from his office, in Blue Ridge, about four thirty Wednesday afternoon. Arriving at the farm, he remarked to a tenant that he came out to walk over the back part of the farm.

When Mr. Whitfield failed to re-turn home at the usual supper hour, his wife sounded the alarm. Funeral services were held at find his body where he had apparently suffered a sudden heart attack. He is believed to have died instantly.

The body was brought into Blue Ridge and prepared for burial. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church in Blue Ridge Friday afternoon at two o’clock, with interment following in the family lot in the Blue Ridge cemetery.

Dr. Harold Choate and Messrs. Warren Jackson and Jere White, of Cartersville, were asked to serve as pallbearers along with other friends.

In addition to his widow, the deceased is survived by one brother, Weston Whitfield, who is connected with a Ford dealership in Houston, Texas, and his parents, in addition to Mrs. Bill Wofford, of Cartersville.

Mrs. Whitfield is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Williams. Mrs. Williams made her home in Cartersville, passed away two years ago. She is the sister of Mrs. Bill Stone, of Waynesboro, Mr. Lee Williams of Cartersville, and Mr. Warren Williams, a student at Georgia Tech.

Mr. Whitfield came to Cartersville in 1946 and with his brother-in-law, Bill Wofford, erected the handsome sales building and shop which housed the Buick agency until recently. Later, that partnership was dissolved, and Mr. Whitfield became agent for the Pontiac line of automobiles, which he sold until the fall of 1954. He sold that agency interest to the Jones-Howell Company, and returned to Blue Ridge to assist his father in the operation of the Ford agency there.

While in Cartersville, Mr. Whitfield was active in civic affairs, holding a membership in the Exchange club and in the Chamber of Commerce. In the latter organization, he was a director, and one of its most active members.

Jim Whitfield was a young gentleman who made many friends throughout his life, and a great host of them will join with The Tribune News in extending deepest sympathies to the bereaved families.


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