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William Harding Whitaker(1921-2012)

William Harding Whitaker, 91, of Galax, died Friday Nov.16, 2012, at his home.
He was born to Louie Wiley Whitaker and Buria Martin Whitaker on March 27, 1921, in Grayson County.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Mae Patton Whitaker.
Survivors include his daughter, Linda Weatherman; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Brenda Whitaker, all of Galax; sisters-in-law and spouse, Loretta and Ellis Edwards of Galax; Essie Patton of Hillsville; three grandchildren;  six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Mount Pisgah Church of Christ with Marvin Williams and Lawrence Warden officiating. Burial followed in the McKenzie Cemetery.
Military rites were conducted by the Grover King VFW Post #1115.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O, Box 1023, Galax, Va. 24333 for the Blue Ridge Veterans Memorial.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Galax Gazette from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2012
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