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Hettie Mata, 65, succumbs

Hettie Mata, 65, died, January 15 at her home in Vero Beach, Fla.

Born in Blackey, to the late Collis and Arla Whitaker, she was the mother of the late Steven O’Neal and a sister of the late David R. Whitaker.

She had worked as an assistant program manager for the University of Louisville for three years.

Survivors include a daughter, Danica O’Neal of Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, William J. Whitaker of Louisville; and a granddaughter, Arla O’Neal of Bowling Green.

Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, at Whitaker Cemetery in Blackey.

Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg has charge of local arrangements.

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