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Obit – Mrs. Betty Lou Woodard White

Mrs. Betty Lou Woodard White, age 81 of Defeated, TN passed away on Friday December 1, 2023.

Mrs. White was born September 2, 1942 in Gallatin, TN a daughter of the late Clarence Jordan Woodard and Mary Catherine Grisham Woodard. She was also preceded in death by two infant brothers: Hendry Eldon Woodard and Marshall Clay Woodard: two sisters: Tennie Florence Woodard Nesbitt and Mary Edith Woodard Hill. She married Jimmy Kerr White on November 25, 1961 and was a 1962 graduate of Smith County High School. She worked for several years at Smith County Memorial Hospital, Muller Brass and Genesco. She was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. White was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, nothing was more important to her than her family. She loved the outdoors and cooking for her family.

Mrs. White is survived by her husband: Jimmy K. White of Defeated, TN; two children: Tamie K. White of Lafayette, TN and Jimmy Dale White of Defeated, TN; two grandchildren: Jeremy Lee Vaughn and his fiancé Brandi Cash and Joshua Lance (Nikki) Vaughn; great-grandchildren: Ashton Taylor Vaughn, Crayson Parker Vaughn, Sebastian Bullard and Bryce Bullard.

Mrs. White is at the Carthage chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. A memorial service for Mrs. White will be held at the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday December 10, 2023 at 2PM with Elder Chris White and Elder James Thomas Gibbs officiating.

Visitation with the White family will be held on Sunday December 10, 2023 from 1PM until service time at 2PM.


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