This individual was prominent enough to be included in an out of county obituary: Chattanooga Times, Feb. 9, 1899, p. 2
Contributed by Stanley Vines
John Wilhoite, White County
Sparta, Tenn., Feb. 8--(Special.)--John Wilhoite, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of the northern part of the county, died yesterday at his home near Cherry Creek., at the advanced age of 72 years. The interment took place at Cherry Creek.
Note: He was the son of Benjamin Wilhoite/Wilhite and Nancy Pistole.