Viola Hawkins Whitaker, 96, died Friday, December 21, 2018, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus, MS. She was born August 12, 1922, in Hamilton to W.T. Hawkins and Dora Hawkins. She was a life long resident of Monroe County. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Church of God. Survivors include two daughters Sarah Mattison (Winford) of Columbus and Shirley Whitlock of Amory, MS; two sons Sonny Whitaker (Marie) of Amory, MS. and Jerry Whitaker (Linda) of Hamilton, MS; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clarence Whitaker, and two daughters Frances Stokes and Ola Mae Smith.
Family Graveside services will be Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at Center Hill Cemetery in Hamilton, MS with Sister Helen Smith officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home from 12:00 P.M until 1:00 P.M. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers will be Wayne Hawkins, Robert Hawkins, Chase Whitaker, Dylan Perkins, Shane Perkins, Scotty Davis, and Michael Whitaker.