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Elbert Whittenburg

Elbert Whittenburg, 86, of Fall Creek Falls, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at his residence.

He was a member of New Martin Church of God, dedicated musician, retired electrician, army veteran, and a wonderful husband, dad and Papa. He will be loved and missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Ethel Prater Whittenburg; brothers Denton, Virden and Lester Whittenburg; sisters Olus Bayless and Ellen Franck; and nephews James Randell Medley and Bobby Bayless.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years Gladys Whittenburg; children Tim Whittenburg, Diane Hale and husband Bruce, all of Fall Creek Falls, Shirley Oakes and husband Ronnie of Spencer, Makayla VanWinkle and husband Matthew, and Kelsey Whittenburg; grandchildren Ashlyn and Layla Hale, and Arianna VanWinkle; brothres Clyde and Larry Whittenburg; sisters Helen Medley and Barbara Whittenburg; and several nieces and nephews, all of Fall Creek Falls.

Services were held Octrober 23 at the New Martin Church of God with pastors Clifford Waters and Andy Smith officiating. Burial followed in Myers Cemetery.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Putnam-Reed Funeral Home of Pikeville.

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