Rev. Tolan Whitten

28 June, 2009

North Alabama Conference Retired Elder Rev. John Tolan Whitten of Oneonta died Sunday, June 28.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle. The funeral on Wednesday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Forrest Chapel UMC. 

Rev. Whitten was ordained an elder in 1967.  During his ministry he served  the Neel Ct; Neel Basham; Walnut Grove Ebenezer; Valley Head ; Altoona Walnut Grove; Gadsden Ala City; Tanner; Courtland Harmony; Scottsboro Randalls Chpl; Section; and Propst Memorial UMCs.  He retired in 1993.

Bishop Will Willimon says, “We are grateful for the life and ministry of Tolan Whitten.  We give thanks for the service he faithfully gave to the many churches he pastored throughout our Annual Conference. We remember his wife Frances in our prayers during this time.”

Please keep the Whitten family in your prayers.

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