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  • Name Nancy Fair WHITAKER 
    Born 14 Jun 1918  Cedar Bluff, Tazewell Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Education High School 
    • Medical Receptionist (Ret)
    Religion Presbyterian 
    _UID 5849906DF01C4D5E97BE39C27F10232F869F 
    Died 7 Apr 2021  Richmond, Henrico, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Quantico National Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Nannie F Whitaker
      Age: 1 year 6 months
      Birth Year: abt 1919 [abt 1918]
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Home in 1920: Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Marital Status: Single
      Father's Name: Newton H Whitaker
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's name: Ella M Whitaker
      Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Nannie F. Wittaker [Whittaker]
      Gender: Female
      Birth Year: abt 1919
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Father's Name: Newte H Wittaker [Whittaker]
      Father's Birthplace: West Virginia [Virginia]
      Mother's name: Ellie M Wittaker [Whittaker]
      Mother's Birthplace: Virginia [West Virginia]

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Nancy Whittaker
      Age: 21
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Virginia
      Marital Status: Single
      Relation to Head of House: Lodger
      Home in 1940: Welch, McDowell, West Virginia
      Street: Stewart Street
      House Number: 47
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Virginia
      Residence in 1935: Rural, Virginia
      Occupation: Sales lady, Five and Dime Store
      Education: High School, 4 years
      Worked 48 weeks and made $440 in 1939.
      Household Members:
      Lawrence Bayles 27
      Wanetta Bayles 22
      Larry Bayles 1
      Nancy Whittaker 21
      Louise Oresnik 20 [lodger, sales lady]
      Charlie Grat Rose 50 [lodger, coal machine operator]
      London Keen 21 [lodger, coal loader]
      Lois Jean Keen 21 [lodger]
      Alma Stanco 26 [lodger, clerk, hot dog stand]
      William C Davis 51 lodger, salesman, household

      1950 Census
      Name: Mary Tate [Nancy Whitaker Tate]
      Age: 28
      Birth Date: abt 1922
      Gender: Female
      Birth Place: Virginia
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Daughter
      Residence Date: 1950
      Home in 1950: Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia
      Occupation Category: Keeping House
      Worked Last Week: No
      Seeking Work: No
      Employment Status: No
      Household Members Age
      Ella Whitaker 58 Head
      Mary Tate 28 Daughter
      Chulef [Cheryl] Tate 4 Granddaughter
      [Note: Nancy was staying with her mother, as her father died on 19 March, 1950, a few weeks before the census was taken on April 22, 1950]

      Worked for Drs. Blanton, Martin, and Wickham in Richmond, VA

      Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959
      Name: Mancy W Tate [Nancy]
      Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii
      Departure Date: 28 Feb 1959
      Ship: General J C Breckinridge


      Richmond Times Dispatch, April 11, 2021

      Nancy W. Tate, passed away at age 102 on April 7, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

      Nancy was born in Tazewell County, Va. to Newton and Ella Pack Whitaker. After graduating from high school, she began her life of travel, first in Welch, W.V., Savannah, Ga. and eventually the world. She met her late husband, Paul Tate, a handsome U.S. Marine, and became a consummate military wife. After his retirement, they settled in Richmond and she began her career as a medical receptionist for Drs. Wyndham and Frank Blanton until her retirement. She enjoyed taking her children and grandchildren on her travel adventures in the U.S., Europe, Aruba, Malta and Mexico.

      Nancy was active in Masonic organizations including being the past Royal Matron of the Order of the Amaranth, Virginia Court Number 1, and the past Worthy High Priestess of the Old Dominion White Shrine Order of Jerusalem. She also served the community by being a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve, and a past member of the James River and the Brandon Woman?s Clubs. She exemplified the motto of her Masonic organizations, ?Let us love one another, for love comes from God.?

      Her parents; sisters, Addie Minton and Rosa Shepherd; brother, Roy Whitaker; and husband predeceased her. Nancy?s survivors include daughters, Cheryl Duke (Bill) and Paula Place (Steve); grandchildren, Paul Duke, Caitlin Duke, Anna Matney (Chris) and Deborah Place; nephew, Michael Blanton; and cousins, Joe Whitaker, Frances McGlothlin and Shirley Puckett.

      The family wishes to thank Three Pillars Senior Home Care, especially the owner, Kevin Angone, for providing loving care and for adopting Nancy as his grandmother. Capital Caring Hospice was outstanding in their compassionate support of our loved one.

      Visitation will take place on Saturday, April 17, at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad Street, from 2 to 4 p.m. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 19, in Quantico National Cemetery. A memorial service will take place later in the summer.

      In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Nancy?s name to The Opening Door, Inc., 8049 Ormesby Lane, Woodford, Va. 22580.
    Person ID I2810  Master File
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2022 

    Father Newton Hubbard WHITAKER,   b. 28 May 1890, Harman, Tazewell Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1950, Richlands, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Ella Mae PACK,   b. 26 Oct 1891, Berwind, McDowell Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1978, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1913 
    • Clinch Valley News; 28 March 1913

      Alex Altizer and daughter, Miss Marybell, attended on Sunday afternoon the marriage of her nephew, Mr. Newt Whitaker to Mrs. Ella Lambert at the home of Rev. Ezra Linkous, "The Gretna Green of Cedar Bluff." Mr. Beavers and Miss Mollie McGuire, of near Laurel, were married at the same time. The marriage took place in the yard and was witnessed by a large a number of people.
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Paul Frederick TATE,   b. 24 Apr 1923, Bramwell, Mercer Co. WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1992, Richmond, Henrico Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1945  Florence, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Cheryl Kay TATE
     2. Paula Dee TATE
    Family ID F1956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Pack Family Bible, Possession of Ella Mae Pack Whitaker.