Whitaker, Kayla V.

Kayla V. Whitaker, 51, of Clovis died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 24, 1953, to Joe H. and Sonya Green Whitehurst at Cannon Air Force Base. She was a licensed vocational nurse and a member of the West 21st Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Merle Taylor; a grandfather, Ellis Green; and a sister, Kirsten Bailey.

She is survived by two sons, Russell Merica and Travis Whitaker, both of Clovis; five grandchildren, Ashton Whitaker and Kiara Brubaker, both of Clovis, Christopher Brubaker and Wade and Courtney Merica, all of Santa Fe; parents, Joe and Sonya Whitehurst of Clovis; and brother, Les Bailey (and wife, Jenny) of Gilbert, Ariz.

Mike Kennedy will officiate services.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1856, Clovis 88101.

Arrangements are by Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis.