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Willene Whittaker, born July 13, 1945, passed away on Nov. 1, 2016, at home under hospice care. She was a homemaker and a preacher's wife. She was of the non-denominational faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Rev. Robert R. Whittaker, as well as her parents, William Julius and Eva Thomason Elmore; sisters, Judy Hawn, Myrtle Houston, Helen Jerrell and Anna Ruth Hargis; and brothers, Albert Elmore and Allen Elmore.
She is survived by her daughters, Rose Key (Randall) of Cumberland Cove and Tresia Moon Spencer (James) of Mayland; sons, William Whittaker (Denice) of Sparta and Robert Joseph Whittaker of Cumberland Cove; grandsons, Seth Moon (Kayla) of Louisville, KY, Ethan Moon of Cookeville and Jody Moon of Byrdstown; granddaughters, Payton Moon and Mykayla Moon of Byrdstown; sisters, Mary Ann Godsey (Gerald) of Crossville and Vicki Walls of Crawford; brothers, Thomas Elmore (Percilla) of Hartsville, Virgil Elmore of Hartsville, Rick Elmore (Angela) of Chapel Hill, and Ralph Elmore (Lucy) of Eagleville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, and the funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at 1 p.m. Bobby Floyd and Richie Farley will officiate with burial in Mayland Cemetery following the service.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on November 3, 2016
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