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Rites held for Ova Whitaker

Funeral services for Ova Ann Whitaker, 75, of Blackey, were held December 26 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg.

She died December 22 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.

A daughter of the late Russell and Agnes Eugene Cook Laughlin, she was a grandmother of the late Bobby Whitaker and a sister of the late Clara Hurd.

Surviving are her husband, James K. Whitaker II; four sons, James K. Whitaker and wife Becky of Texas, Russell Ray Whitaker and wife Vonda of Blackey, Robert Whitaker and wife Paula of Florida, and Walton Whitaker and wife Kristy of Oregon; 16 grandchildren, April, Sarah, Erin, Rusty, Justin, Cameron, Dalton, Freda, Rod, Allison, Jacob, Dusti, Angela, Michael, Matthew and Casandra; 14 great- grandchildren; and niece, Jamell Hurd of Hawaii.

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