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OBIT: Charles White

Longtime Church of Christ minister Charles White of Valdosta, Georgia and a former Carthage resident, died at the age of 78 on Thursday January 24, 2019 at the Holly Hill Nursing home following an extended illness.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon January 27th at 2 p.m. from the Dasher Church of Christ. David Nelson, David Decker and Justin Mason officiated. Burial followed in the Dasher Cemetery.

Born Charles Edward White III in Atlanta, Georgia on November 30, 1940 and reared in Acworth, Georgia, he was the son of the late Charles Edward White Jr. and Eula Vickery White.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Liesel White and a step-father, N. L. Liggett.

Mr. White received his Bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb University in Nashville and his Master’s Degree from Amridge University, formerly the Alabama Christian School of Religion.

From 1962 until 1966 he was the minister of the Montrose Church of Christ in the Defeated Creek Community and also was a former minister of the Brush Creek Church of Christ.

After moving to Valdosta he conducted gospel meetings at many Churches of Christ in the Upper Cumberland area.

As well as being an evangelist for over sixty years to many churches in the Southeast, he was a missionary to Central America and around the world.

He was a member of the Rotary Club, served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Christian School and wrote Bible Curriculums for Georgia Missions.

While living in Tennessee he was a special education teacher and was instrumental in the early days of special education in formulating policy for the State of Tennessee Special Education curriculums.

He was a close friend of Jerry Clower and he and Mr. Clower often shared one another’s stories and jokes.

In 1984 at the Tennessee Funeral Directors Convention at Opryland Hotel in Nashville he performed his hilarious comedy act based on his and Mr. Clower’s routines.

Mr. White was a member of the Dasher Church of Christ.

Surviving Mr. White is his wife of over fifty five years, Yvonne; son, Charles (Chuck) White IV and wife Linda of Skipperville, Alabama and their children, Michael and wife Sasha, Steven and wife Harmoni; daughter, Kelley White Dasher and husband Dean and their children, Zach and Allison; son; Brett White and wife Alicia of Ankorage, Alaska and their children. Bella, Alette, Zoe, Jedidah and Evie.

The White family requests memorials to either the Georgia Christian School or the Georgia School of Preaching, c/o Dasher Church of Christ, 4326 Dasher Road, Valdosta, Georgia, 31601.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the White family.