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Yvonne Alexander dies at 80

Graveside services for Yvonne Alexander, 80, of Tampa, Fla,, were held October 5 at the Squire & Ida Whitaker Cemetery at Mill Branch.

A daughter of the late James Otis Davis and Mary Jane Whitaker, she died September 30.

Mrs. Alexander was the widow of William Olin Alexander.

She was graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and taught at the Gardener School. She later opened and operated Shores School for eight years.

She was an avid Porsche autocross racer and had competed through the southeastern United States with the Porsche Club of America.

Surviving are her son, Keith Alexander and wife Renee Riethmiller Alexander of Larchmont, New York; a daughter, Hope Alexander Bennett and husband Don of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Jeffrey Tabol of Decatur, Ga.; and five grandchildren Ashley Bennett of Marietta, Ga., Amy Bennett Person and husband Austin of Memphis, Tenn., Sarah Bennett of Tampa, Fla., Jake Alexander and Patrick Alexander, both of Larchmont, N.Y.; and a niece, Mary Anna Tabol of Atlanta, Ga.

Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg had charge of local arrangements.

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