Mrs. Shirley J. Wilhite, 79, of Howard Creek passed away Friday, April 21, 2017. Mrs. Wilhite was born July 1, 1937 to Doc and Nellie Whitfield in Wewahitchka, FL. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Wilhite is preceded in death by her husband Lowrey H. Wilhite. She is survived by her two children: Dale Wilhite and Debra Alford and husband Jimmy; two grandchildren: Brittany Beauchamp and husband Adam and Dusty Alford and wife Julia; two great grandchildren: Zora Rose and BayLee Beauchamp all from Howard Creek; and numerous family and friends. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Howard Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Dave Fernandez officiating. Interment will follow at Roberts Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted at

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Panama City, FL