Bertha Whitaker

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Bertha Wall Whitaker of Tibbs Lane in Danville passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Georgia. She was 66. Born July 12, 1947 in Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Elsie Marcella Dunaway Wall and Ervin D. Wall. Her loving husband is Bill Whitaker of Danville, whom she wed on June 25, 1998. Bertha retired from Farmer's National Bank, where she worked many years in the real estate lending department. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Christian Church in Garrard County, where she served as pianist and leader of the church choir. She was an avid listener of gospel music and was a talented pianist for many years. Bertha loved flowers and would grow beautiful flower gardens each year. In addition to her husband, Bertha leaves behind three sons, Michael Jay Whitaker of Danville, William Douglas Whitaker of Tokyo, Japan, and Jerald Cash Whitaker of Danville; a sister, Janet Perry (and Marvin) of Walltown; two grandchildren, Joseph and Jessie Whitaker of Danville; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer Marie Barber (and Tim) of Kings Mountain, Rachael Leann Emerson of Louisville, and Abigail Lauren Emerson of Walltown; a great-great-grandson, Timothy John Barber of Kings Mountain; and a nephew, Robert Perry (and Carla) of Salvisa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ervin Kyle Wall; and a niece, Tonya Emerson. A funeral service was held Oct. 20 at Fox Funeral Home with Bro. David Shoot officiating. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Bobby Adams, Mike Holian, Ed Damron, Billy Wall, Bradley McLaren, Joey Wall, Harold McLaren, and Mike Storm served as active pallbearers. Ken Ward, Joe Barker, I.B. Harmon, Mark Hurt, Paul Drew, Bobby Dietrich, Bill Grimes, Ray Prater, and Jack Gulley served as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions suggested to Gideon's International. Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Bertha's arrangements.
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Published in The Casey County News on Oct. 16, 2013