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Obituary for Florence Payne Whitaker
Florence Payne Whitaker, 90, of Kershaw, widow of Robert Vertis “R.V.” Whitaker, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her home. Born in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Elmore Payne and Sally Joyner Phillips. Mrs. Whitaker was a member of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church where she worked in the nursery for many years. She also enjoyed cooking. Surviving are a daughter, Marcia W. Plyler ( Rev. Larry Plyler) of Kershaw; a son, Mitch Whitaker of Kershaw; grandchildren, Scott McKay (Jill), Holly P. Olds (Doug) and Kelly P. Betenbaugh (Chris); great granddaughter, Madeline McKay; a sister Vera Catoe ('Son') of Heath Springs; a brother, Jimmy Phillips of Kershaw and a son-in-law, Ardell McKay of Kershaw. She was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara McKay and brother, Robert Payne. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. in Pleasant Plain Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Revs. Larry Plyler, Todd Montgomery, and Thurmond Johnson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Plain Baptist Church Youth Program, 3795 Pleasant Plains Road, Kershaw, S.C. 29067.