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OBIT: Mr. Ed White

Mr. Ed White

Mr. Ed White age 91 of South Carthage died peacefully from complications from a stroke at 10:59 a.m. Monday morning April 23, 2019 at the Pavilion in South Carthage with his family at his bedside.

His pastor, Bro. Scott Ezell, and his longtime former pastor, Bro. Ray Gomer, officiated at the 1 p.m. Friday afternoon April 26th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed beside his wife in the Garden of the Cross at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

The last surviving of seven children, he was born Andrew Edward White in the Elmwood Community on June 7, 1927 and was the fifth of the seven children born to the late Alfred Taylor White who died December 23, 1979 at the age of 93 and Sarah Susan Overstreet White who died October 20, 1974 at the age of 78.

All six of his siblings preceded him in death. They were Nazarene pastor Bro. Eddie Jasper White who died at the age of 59 on November 3, 1989, Garland Taylor White who died at the age of 71 on February 20, 1994, Sadie Gertrude White Bush who died at the age of 77 on June 13, 1998, Willodean White Hunter who died at the age of 84 on February 5, 2008, Jimmie Calvin White who died at the age of 82 on July 13, 2008 and John E. McCall White who died at the age of 82 on February 15, 2015.

In addition to his enjoyment of farming, he retired from the E.I. Dupont Co. in Old Hickory with over twenty years of service.

Mr. White proudly served our country with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict which was officially ended June 19, 1953. He was inducted on October 23, 1950 and was honorably discharged on July 23, 1952 with the rank of Private First Class.

Mr. White was a member of the Carthage Church of Nazarene.

Surviving are his daughter, Betty White Finchum and husband Chris of the Rome Community; granddaughter, Carrie Wright and husband Adam of the Grant Community; great-grandchildren, Cooper and Colton Wright.

The White family requests memorials to Alzheimers Tennessee.