William Russell ‘Richard’ Whitaker Jr. Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:05am William Russell “Richard” Whitaker Jr., 89, of Cornelia, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at his home surrounded by members of ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Read more about William Russell ‘Richard’ Whitaker Jr.