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Philip Cushing “Grumpy” Whitney

Mr. Philip Cushing “Grumpy” Whitney, age 97, of Barnesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Sacred Journey Hospice of Newnan.
Grumpy was born on Wednesday, September 24, 1924, in Boston, Massachusetts, to the late Richard Cushing Whitney and Alice May Cronk Whitney. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Phoebe Louella Whitney, daughter; Connie Whitney, grandson; Erik Caldwell. Grumpy proudly served his county in the United States Army in World War II. He was member of Barnesville First United Methodist Church. Grumpy was a member of the Lamar County Republican Club as well as a member of the Lamar County VFW.
Grumpy is survived by daughters and their spouses, Martha and Doug Caldwell, Carol and Greg Westbury, grandchildren, and their spouses; Chris and Katie Caldwell, Torrey and Dustin Lovett, Mitchell and Krista Westbury, David and Meghan Westbury, Aaron Westbury, as well as ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Philip Cushing “Grumpy” Whitney were held on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in Breedlove Memorial Chapel with Pastor Cyndi McDonald officiating. Friends visited with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed the service in Greenwood Cemetery.
Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at
Williams-Westbury Funeral Home, 526 College Drive, Barnesville, is proudly serving the Whitney Family.

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