Velma worked as a sales associate at the Linton Walmart Store and she was a member of the Linton Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband Rickey Poynter, two sons: Joshua VanHook of Linton and Rickey (Shawna) Poynter of Somerset, KY; two daughters: Rachel VanHook of Evansville, IN, and Nickie Poynter of Somerset, KY; a grandson, Ryan Poynter; four brothers: Donald Whitis, Glen Whitis, and Dean Whitis, all of Somerset, KY, and Jerry Whitis of Columbus; and four sisters: Linda Martin and Bonnie Burton both of Florida, Irene Pitney and Vickie Bryant both of Edinburgh.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Larry Whitis.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday.
The funeral service will begin at 1:00 PM on Tuesday with Bro. Jerry Carmichael officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com