Opal Hickerson Whitmer BREMEN — Opal Hickerson Whitmer, 77, of 5279 Ky. 81 North, Bremen, died at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was born May 13, 1932, in Muhlenberg County. She was a homemaker and member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shorty Whitmer; a daughter, Sherry Jo Whitmer; and a brother, James Hickerson. Survivors include a son, Jonathan Whitmer of Bremen; a daughter, Donna (Larry) Hudson of Bremen; grandchildren Darrin Teague of Iowa, Megan (Bryon) Tucker of Atlanta, Jeremy (Kim) Hudson of Louisville and Whitley Whitmer of Bremen; a great-grandchild, Eavan Hosford; a brother, Frank Hickerson of Central City; and three sisters, Lucille Godsey of Elliott, Ill., and Doris Allen and Joyce Ervin, both of Hoopston, Ill. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento, with the Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Bremen. Visitation is after 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.