Funeral services for Hiram Whitaker, 77, were held March 5 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.
A son of the late Watson and Alma Mitchell Whitaker, he died February 28 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.
He was the widower of Mildred Dickerson Whitaker, a member of Whitesburg Baptist Church, and a Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital chaplain.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Brown, Independence; four brothers, Lavine Whitaker of Gatesville, Tex., Wood Whitaker and Wendell Whitaker, both of Aurora, Ind., and Willis Whitaker of Greendale, Ind.; five sisters, Lola Hogg of Hazel Park, Mich., Wilma Holden of Greendale, Ind., Mary Halcomb of Hamilton, Ohio, and Cena Graves and Linda Day, both of Connersville, Ind.; and two grandchildren.