Moultrie Observer


April 9, 2012

Bernice Kirkland Whidden

WHITE, Ga. — Bernice Kirkland Whidden, 68, of White, Ga., and formerly of Moultrie, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Wellstar Hospital in Douglasville, Ga.

Graveside rites will be 1 p.m., today, April 13, at Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens. Casketbearers will be Billy Harrison, Jessie Holland, Garrod Poole, Billy J. Carter, Glen Kirkland and Dustin Castleberry.

Born Dec. 1, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm Kirkland and Gertrude Meadows Kirkland.

She was preceded in death by one son, Bob Mac Kirkland; and two brothers, Daniel and David Kirkland.

Survivors include three sons, Malcolm Ray Kirkland of White, Ga., and Gene Harrison and Mike Kirkland, both of Moultrie; four daughters, Debbie Carter of Moultrie, Tina Kirkland of Cartersville, Ga., Barbara Castleberry of Moultrie, Molly Cooley of Moultrie, Missy Jordan of Douglas, Ga., and Candi Brown of Cartersville, Ga.; 32 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Theresa Kirkland and Rachel Griffin; and one nephew, Glen Kirkland.

The family will receive friends from noon until 12:45 p.m., today, at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cobb Funeral Chapel.

Please leave condolences to the family at


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