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Carolyn Whitman King

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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Graveside services for Carolyn Whitman King, age 87, of Choudrant, LA were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Longstraw Cemetery in Choudrant. Rev. Cory Bruce and Rev. Jerry Whitman officiated the service under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

A visitation was held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Carolyn was born on April 28, 1933 in Ruston and died on November 20, 2020 at her home in Choudrant, LA. She was a member and organist at Longstraw Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jefferson Davis Whitman and Annie Lee Caston Whitman; and her husband, Benny Joe King.

She is survived by sister in law, Mary Ann Hall; children, Kenneth E. King (Mary) Gary E. King (Kellie), Sue King, Rachel King Spillers (Tim), Barbara Ann King, Shana N. Chapman, Bubba Chapman; and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers were Clint Ambrose, Chad Barrett, Travis Boney, LeRoy Hyatt, Charles Jackson, and Barry Mardis. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Ambrose and Bill Harper.

Special thanks to Premier Hospice for their special care and love.

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