Floyd Dennis Whitfield, PhD

Born: Thu., Jan. 26, 1950
Died: Sun., Mar. 10, 2019



5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 12, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Mar. 13, 2019
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Dr. Floyd Dennis Whitfield, PhD, age 69, of Adrian, GA on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM in the Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Oliver officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery near Kite, GA

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 5-7 PM.

Pallbearers are Henry Flanders, Craig Johnson, Justin Johnson, John Morrison, Andy Johnson and Larry Sumner

Dr. Whitfield was born January 26, 1950 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA to the late Tom Whitfield, Jr. and Ann Wheeler Whitfield.  He received his BS and Masters from Georgia Southern University and his PhD from Nova University.  Dr. Whitfield was retired from Emanuel County Board of Education and was Principal of the Adrian School of Performing Arts for many years. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Angela Gerrald Whitfield.

Survivors include:

Two Daughters: Wendi Ricks (Ken) and Amy Stewart (Chris) all of Adrian, GA

His Mother: Ann Wheeler Whitfield of Harlem, GA

One Brother: Bruce Whitfield of Harlem, GA

Four Grandchildren: Kyle Ricks, Kaley Ricks, Macy Stewart and Marley Stewart.

Devoted family friend Dr. Karen Ross.

Condolences may be submitted on-line at WWW.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Dr. Floyd Dennis Whitfield, PhD of Adrian, GA

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Ethel and Leonard Andrews
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Leonard and I are so sorry for you and your family loss Mr. Dennis was a great man. Love all of you. Our prayers are with you.

Sheri Catterton
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
Amy: Marvin and I express our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. We are unable to travel at this time, and wish that we could be there with your family.

Kathy Dobson
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
So sorry to hear about Mr Whitfield . He will be missed. He was a great principal..

Kevin Knight
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
I am sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. Wendy and Amy, you and your families are in our prayers.

Matthew Hall
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
Wendi and Amy: We are so sorry about your Dad's passing. You and your families will be in our prayers. If we can do anything at all, please let us know.

Bonnie Bullock
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Whitfield, please know I will be praying for your family.

Robyn and Jon Mills
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
We are so sad to hear of Mr. Whitfield’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Jon,Robyn,Brad, and Norris Mills

Suzanne Poole Hutchinson
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
I am sorry to hear about Mr. Whitfield. When I moved back to Adrian to take care of mother after daddy died, he offered me a job at Adrian School of Perfomance Arts. I am lifting you up in prayer.

Ethel Andrews
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Ethel Leonard and Sierra Andrews.

Felice Herring Riggs
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about Dennis. He hired me in 1990 to teach at Adrian Elementary. I was Felice Thompson then. He was a great principal and very encouraging to a young teacher. Praying for you all.

Marilyn Mimbs
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mr Whitfield’s passing It was a honor to work with him at Adrian School of Performing Arts He will truly be missed Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Paula Lambert Hightower
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
Sorry for your lost.

Suzanne Hutchinson
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
I am sorry to hear about Mr. Whitfield. He gave me a job at ASPA when I moved back to take care of mother. I am forever grateful for that. He was supportive of my situation. I will continue to pray for you all.

Audra Chapmon
   Posted Wed March 13, 2019
I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear Dennis. I hope that you will find comfort in the words of Jesus at John 5:28,29 where he promised that the day is coming when he is going to resurrect back to life those in the grave. And they will be brought back to a beautiful paradise earth with no more sickness. (Psalm 37:11,29) (Isaiah 33:24) Until then, it is just like your dear Dennis is sleeping. (John 11:11-13) May your family draw strength from Jehovah, the God of all Comfort.