Sue Whiddon
Sue Whiddon
Birth: 14 December 1905
Forsyth, Georgia, USA
Death: 12 July 2016
Harlem, Georgia, USA
Age: 110 years, 212 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Mattie Sue Whiddon (née Edwards; 14 December 1905 – 12 July 2016) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At time of her death, she was the second-oldest known living person in the US state of Georgia.


Sue Whiddon was born in Forsyth, Georgia, USA on 14 December 1905. Her parents were Joseph Bernard Edwards and Susie (née Hencely) Edwards. Her father died in 1955 at the age of 78 and her mother died in 1973 at the age of 91. She married Reopard Eason Whiddon. The couple had at least one son Butch Whiddon. She was widowed in 1968.

She was a graduate of Georgia Teachers College for Women. She taught high school at Harlem High School and was named teacher of the years in 1961, 1962, and 1963. She retired from teaching at Richmond Academy. She was an avid bridge player. She was also awarded the Citizen of the Year from the City of Harlem. She served as President of the Harlem Women’s Club and Harlem Pioneer Garden Club as well as Secretary of the Harlem Memorial Cemetery Board.

Sue Whiddon died in Harlem, Georgia, USA on 12 July 2016 at the age of 110 years, 212 days. She is survived by one son Butch Whiddon, one grandson Bryce Whiddon, three great-grandchildren Addie, Brandon, and Gracie and many nieces and nephews.


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