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Shirley Whitby

Graveside services were 1 p.m. Saturday at East View Cemetery, with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating.
Pallbearers were Jim Shaw, Harold Garrison, Charles Dunn, Bobby Stewart, Mike Hutchens and Pert Pritchett. White-Ranson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Fulton County, Ky., daughter of the late James and Katie Cooley. She married Charles Whitby June 8, 1984. He survives. She had been employed by the state of Kentucky for 32 years and was a member of Union City First Baptist Church.
She is also survived by three sons, Hilton Hickerson of Topeka, Kan., and Clifford Hickerson and Curtis Hickerson, both of Hickman; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; her brother, Jim Cooley of Hickman; and two stepsons, Bobby Whitby and Jimmy Whitby, both of Union City.
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