Honaker Herald, Honaker, VA
Obituary of Jerome B. Whited
August 11, 1927
J. B. WHITED DIES AT SWORDS CREEK
The death of J. B. Whited, which occurred yesterday at his home near Dye, Virginia, has cast a shadow over the entire community where he was so well known and respected. He had been in declining health for about two years, but was thought to be better yesterday morning when his son, Dr. E. P. Whited called to see him, and there was nothing in his condition to cause his family uneasiness until about 5 o'clock in the afternoon when he suddenly expired.
Mr. Whited was a Civil War veteran, being a member of the 36th Virginia Regiment, and was in several hard fought battles. He is said to have been a fearless soldier in the defense of his beloved Southland.
At the close of the war he settled in the community where he made friends of everyone with whom he came in contact.
As husband and father, Jerome Whited was loving and kind; as neighbor and citizen there were none better. he was 83 years of age. Early in life he professed faith in his Savior and united with the Methodist church where he remained a loyal member and lead a consistent Christian life until God called him up higher.
His companion died about sixteen years ago. The following children survive: Dr. E. P. Whited, of Honaker; Rev. W. L. Whited, Edward Whited, Joseph Whited, Mrs. Julia Corns, Mrs. Ann Plaster, Mrs. Francis Jackson, Mrs. Pearl Dye, all of the community, and F. K. Whited, of Drill. He is also survived by two brothers, Charles Whited, of Raven, and T. C. Whited, of Logan, W. Va.
The burial and funeral will take place this noon at his home.