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Milton Louis Whitfield, Sr.
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Obituary for Milton Louis Whitfield, Sr.

Durham: Milton Louis Whitfield, Sr., 94, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home. He was born in Durham, the son of the late James Hastings Whitfield and Ethel Brinn Whitfield. He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Rosebud Poole Whitfield; and brother, Ira Ray Whitfield. He was a member of Braggtown Baptist Church.

Mr. Whitfield began his career as a bus mechanic for Duke Power. He moved to Duke University Physics Dept. Instrument Shop at the age of 20 where he worked until he retired. He also enjoyed working in his machine shop at home, reading and spending time with his family.

Mr. Whitfield is survived by his wife, Peggy Dickerson, of Roxboro; daughter, Elizabeth Whitfield Stansbury and husband Frank; son, M. Louis Whitfield, Jr.; sisters, Mary Lou Holt, Ruth Baker, Juanita Ross, Sue Ward and husband Henry, Patricia Whitfield; brother, Jay Whitfield; grandchildren, Elizabeth S. Humphrey and husband Joel, Christina Rose Stansbury; and step-children, Pam Davis, Margie Gentry, Jim Dickerson, Hal Dickerson, June Rimmer, Tab Dickerson, Angie Pickens, and Ken Dickerson.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with Hal Dickerson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions can be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st. Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Send condolences online to

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

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2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705


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