Whitesburg KY

Birty Tackitt, 87, succumbs

Funeral services for Birty Tackitt, 87, were held November 10 at Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church in Dunham. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

Born in Knott County to the late Daniel and Nannie Hall Johnson, she died November 6 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

She was the widow of Freddie Tackitt, the mother of the late Franklin Tackitt, and a great-grandmother of the late Landon Parton.

Surviving are a daughter, Wanda Boggs and husband Steven of Pound, Va.; a son, Carl Tackitt and wife Faye of Bill Moore Branch; two brothers, Delford Johnson of Chicago, Ill., and Ishmel Johnson of Cromona; two sisters, Vilie King of Ripley, Oh., and Jocie Fisher of Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren, Ronald Tackitt, Keisha Parton and Sheena Potter; and a great-grandchild, Rylee Parton.

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