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Frances Brankley Whitaker
Frances Brankley Whitaker

Frances Brankley Whitaker of Williamsburg, Va., died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

She was born on March 18, 1922, in Mecklenburg County, Va., to the late Lynn and Estelle Brankley. She was a member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd (Sam) Whitaker; brothers, H.D., Floyd, Joe and Mac Brankley; and sisters, Margaret Burton, Bettie Barnes and Eunice Currin.

Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Manger; granddaughters, Melissa and Katie Manger; great-grandchildren, Jaikobie and Tiante; sisters, Neva Parker and Shirley Vaughn; and sisters-in-law, Dot and Trudy Brankley.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg, VA. A service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Williamsburg Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5.

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