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James Olin Whittenburg

James Olin Whittenburg, 86, of Dunlap, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Erlanger Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William James and Beatrice Mason Whittenburg; daughters, Janice Marie Griffith and Debbie Layne; brother, Robert “Junior” Whittenburg; and granddaughter, Michelle Stewart.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Kilgore Whittenburg; children, Buster (Leslie) Whittenburg, Marty Whittenburg, Jackie Whittenburg, Gina Randall, Loretta Dockery, Stacey Whittenburg and Jennifer Cooley; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A double graveside service was held Monday, March 29 in Whittenburg Family Cemetery for Olin and wife, Marie.

An online guestbook is at

Ewton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Stacy sutherland on April 7, 2021 at 6:26 am

    Olen was a great man, Ibm knew him for decades and dealt with the whitenburgs for about as long back when the boys ran the fruit stands .I sold him pounds and oounds of ginseng and scrap metal he will be missed dearly .Prayers to the family

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