|AMOS & NELLIE "MAMMIE"BLAIR WHITAKER
Nellie “Mammie” Blair Whitaker
With the help of the good Lord above, we will try to write the obituary of our dear mother and sister in the
Lord. Nella “Mammie”Whitaker of Jeremiah,passed away on Sunday,August 20, 2006 at the Letcher Manor
Nursing Home in Whitesburg,Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Johnny Riley and PollyAnn Watts
Blair. Mom was born at Linefork, Kentucky on August 6,1919, being 87 years and 2 weeks of age at the time
of her passing.
Mom became the beloved wife of Amos Whitaker on October 1, 1941, making her holy union last 34 years,
5 months and 23 days.
On the 2nd Sunday in September of 1971, Mom joined the Doty Creek Old Regular Baptist Church and was
baptized on the 2nd Sunday in October of 1971. She came into the Dixon Memorial Church on July 24, 1994.
Surviving are 4 sons, Allen Whitaker (Sylvania) of Jeremiah, Roger Whitaker (Debbie) of Premium, Rulah
Whitaker (Peggy) of Jabez, and Johnny Whitaker (Tammy) of Hindman; 1 daughter, Wilma Halcomb (Jake) of
Jeremiah; 1 brother, Lovell Blair (Lois) of Jeremiah; 3 sisters, Ila Adams, Minnie Blair, and Stella Mae Blair all
of Jeremiah; 12 grand children and 26 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends to mourn her
Mom was proceded in death by her husband, Amos Whitaker; 3 brothers, Shade Blair, Bee Blair and Dee
Blair; 2 sisters, Ella Blair and Lizzie Campbell; and 3 grandchildren, Regan Whitaker, Randall Whitaker and
Mom attended church as often as she could, when she became unable to go she would ask us “What kind of
meeting we had and where we went.”
Blair Branch will not be the same without such a good neighbor and friend. Anyone who visited her would
know that one of the first things Mom would say when you came in would be “Have you ate? Want me to fix
Mom was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother, she is greatly missed by those left behind. She left
this world of trouble and sorrow to go to a land of joy and peace. We truly believe that Mom was looking
forward to the day that she and Dad would be reunited. In her own words, she would say, “Don’t grieve for me
children, just be able to say so long for a little while, and not goodby.”
God has now moved our family reunion to Heaven. So, children and grandchildren, let’s do what (Mammie)
would want us to do, get close together and pray that one day we will all meet again.
Written by her loving family.
With a sad and broken heart I will try to write the obituary of my loving husband, Amos Whitaker.
He was born on February 9, 1921 and passed from this life on March 24, 1975, making his stay on this earth
54 years, 1 month, and 15 days. He was the son of Roy and Nannie Bell Whitaker of Premium.
He was united in marriage to Nella Blair on October 1, 1941. We were blessed to have 5 children: 4 sons,
Allen, Rulah and Johnny of Jeremiah, Roger of Beaver Dam and 1 daughter, Wilma of Beaver Dam.
He worked in the coal mines most of his life to provide for his family. He was a hard worker and a very loving
husband and father. He is sadly missed in his home and by his friends.
He joined the Old Regular Baptist in May, 1969 and took his membership at the Doty Creek Old Regular
Baptist Church. He was a strong believer in the old time ways and shortly after joining church, God called him
to the ministry. He attended his church faithfully as long as he stayed on earth. He would counsel his children
and beg them to meet him in Heaven. So children, if you want to meet Daddy,
you will have to make his God your God.
Written by his loving wife, Nella Whitaker.