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Edward Jordan Whitmire

The Franklin Press - 4/7/2017

Edward "Little E.J." Whitmire, surrounded by members of his Macon Citizens Habilities family and other family members, passed peacefully into the arms of Heaven on April 1, 2017.

Afflicted from birth with cerebral palsy, Little E.J. never had the good fortune or opportunities the rest of us take for granted. He was forever a child in mind and action.

Nonetheless, he was a gleeful participant in many of life's arenas.

He loved all music, watching baseball, basketball and particularly Western Carolina University football, with much laughter involving cheer leading routines. In years past, his family took him to many high school baseball games where, with much gusto, he watched both his brothers play.

He loved viewing cattle at the family's beef operation, Ridgefield Farm. His brother, Steve, organized hayrides and cookouts at "The Farm" in Brasstown, where Little E.J. and his group home housemates were treated to daylong adventures.

He was thrilled to attend classes and services at Franklin First Baptist Church, whose members faithfully provided transport and instruction. He absolutely loved


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