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Anthony Whitaker dies at 54

Anthony Wade Whitaker, 54, of Jeremiah, died October 22 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.

He was a son of Allen and Sylvania Whitaker of Jeremiah.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Lena Collins Whitaker; two sons, Austin “Bud” Wade Whitaker and wife Keona, and Alex “Pudgie” Blake Whitaker; a brother, Allen Ward Whitaker and wife Dwana; three sisters, Opal Jent and husband David, Missy Fields and husband Wayne, and Alana Jo Couch and husband Michael; his mother-in-law, Nancy Collins; and friends, Mikey Sexton and Roger Fields;

Mr. Whitaker was preceded in death by his father in-law, Burtis Collins, and grandparents, Amos and Nella Whitaker and Clarence and Lucy Blair.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, October 25, at Dixon Memorial Church. Visitation is at 4 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Dixon Memorial Church. Burial will follow in the Whitaker Cemetery at Jeremiah.

Letcher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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