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Betty Whitman

Betty Lou Whitman

Wednesday, November 30th, 1932 - Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Betty Lou Whitman, 86 of Gaylord, MI, formerly of Logan, WV passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at The Brook. She was born November 30, 1932 in Logan, WV, the daughter of William and Virginia (Sansom) Black.

For many years, Betty and her husband owned and operated several NAPA Auto Part Stores in southern West Virginia. She was a member of Logan Church of the Nazarene in Logan, WV and Victory Church of the Nazarene in St. Petersburg, FL. After living in St. Petersburg, Betty moved to Gaylord, MI.

She is survived by two children, Michael (Brenda) Whitman of Largo, FL and Denise (John) Makranyi of Gaylord; grandchildren, Melissa (Andrew) MacDonald of Mounds View, MN, Erika Whitman of Philadelphia, PA, Meghan (Austin) Spires of Gaylord, Scotty (Jen) Nelms of Mineral, VA, Nick Nelms of Seminole, FL; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Conner and Jacqueline and several beloved nieces and nephews. As the matriarch, her greatest pride and joy was her family. Betty was a friend to all who knew her, and she had an extraordinary gift of making everyone feel special.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Keefer Whitman as well as four brothers Paul, Henry, Robert, and William Black and one sister, Mildred McNeely.

Visitation will take place Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Akers-James Funeral Home in Logan, West Virginia. Funeral services will take place Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery where she will be interred with her husband, Keefer. In lieu of flowers, those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to Logan Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1410, Logan, WV 25601. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at www.gaylordfuneralhome.com and www.jamesfh.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Akers-James Funeral Home
    Address
    400 Main Ave.
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Akers-James Funeral Home
    Address
    400 Main Ave.
    Logan, West Virginia 25601
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  • Interment

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    Address
    169 Forest Lawn Cemetery Road
    PECKS MILL, WV 25547
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Rhonda and Robert Hall

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Posted at 01:14pm
Denise and Mike, we are so sorry for your loss...Betty will always be remembered with fond memories....❤️🙏🏻
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