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Classie Whitis

April 26, 1934 — January 23, 2023


Classie Marie Whitis, age 88, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.  

Classie was born in Delta, KY on July 26, 1934 to the late Oather New and Eva Dalton New.   She was a graduate of Wayne County High School.  She then became a credit secretary in Cincinnati, OH, a personnel clerk in Lubbock, TX and also an order specialist in Cincinnati, OH. Classie was a devoted Christian lady accepting Christ as her Savior in October 1949 at Eden Baptist Church.  She is currently a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Somerset, KY.  In her spare time she enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, James Whitis, whom she married on August 20, 1954;  their twin sons, David Allen Whitis and Darrell Lee Whitis, both of Somerset; one brother, Carlos (JoAnn) New of Somerset; three grandchildren, Linda Renee Whitis (Johnny) Butts, Robin William Whitis and Angela Whitis; and one great grandchild, Artemis Butts.  Classie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by five sisters, Mattie (Harlow) Adams, Lonnie (Herbert) Taylor, Viola (Rufus) Taylor, Euetta (Rothel) Mink and Mary (Ottie) Breen. 

Visitation will be on Friday, January 27, 2023 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Her funeral service will follow on Friday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ron Shepherd officiating.  Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens.  Pallbearers will be Paul Hewitt, Jack New, Dustin New, Bill Bingham, Russell Hines and Rocky Whitis.

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