The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 22, 2013

Obituaries — Wednesday, May 22, 2013



Bruce Lewis Whitaker

MILFORD, Va. — Bruce Lewis Whitaker, 71, of Milford, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 after a sudden illness.

Bruce is survived by his son, Gregory Whitaker of Stafford County; his daughters, Sheila Chewning and her husband, William of Milford and Candy Fournier and her husband, Greg of Glen Rogers, W.Va.; his sisters, Margie Shelton of Mullens, W.Va., and Matilda Cohn of Woodford, Va.; two grandsons, Jesse and Wyatt Whitaker; three granddaughters, Christina, Amanda and Mary Chewning; and two great-grandchildren, Gabriella Chewning and Jaxson Perkins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary C. Whitaker; his father, Shell Whitaker; his mother, Mary S. Whitaker; and his brothers, Robert P. Bolt and William J. Bolt.

Bruce’s family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at Tankersley Funeral Home, 102 Moran Avenue, Mullens, with the funeral service following at 11 a.m.  He will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley.

Online condolences may be expressed to Bruce’s family at

Local arrangements by Tankersley Funeral Home, Mullens.


Freddy Whittaker

Freddy Whittaker, age 69, of Odd, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending completion at Rose and Quesenberry, 729 Flat Top Rd., Shady Spring.

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