Prominent Local Druggist Dies
Mr. Bemery P. Whidden, 53, prominent Orlando cattleman and pharmacist died Tuesday in a Sanford hospital after being admitted from his Volusia County ranch.
A resident of Orlando since 1919, Mr. Whidden lived at 1311 North Fern Creek Ave. He was a native of Polk County, having moved to Kissimmee in early childhood with his parents, Mrs. Margaret Journigan Whidden and the late Louis M. Whidden. He attended public schools in Kissimmee and began his professional career as a druggist there.
A combat veteran of World War I, after returning to Orlando he was associated with Evans-Rex, San Juan Pharmacies, and for the past 13 years with Avalon Pharmacy. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Geneivieve B. Whidden; one son, Roy Whidden, Orlando; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Whidden, Kissimmee; six sisters, Mrs. Louis Schuck, Key West; Miss Ruby Whidden, Miami; Mrs. Alfred Ivey, Orlando; and Mrs. Lucille Morgan, Mrs Edward C. Grissom, Jr., and Mrs. Walter Murphy, all of Kissimmee; and two brothers, Jack Whidden, Atlanta; and Milton Whidden, Kissimmee.
Funeral services are under arrangement of Grissom Funeral Home, Kissimmee.