Elder Lafeyette “Whitey” White

Published 12:41 pm Wednesday, November 17, 2010

AHOSKIE – Elder Lafeyette “Whitey” White, age 76, of the 900 block of Colony Avenue, Ahoskie, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at his home.

Mr. White was born on December 23, 1933 in Bertie County, a son of the late Ralph and Lula Mae Cale White.  He was a member of Ahoskie United Methodist Church, Beechwood Country Club and the Northeastern Seniors Tour.   “Whitey” was retired as a technician for Northeastern Oil Company.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Elaine Jean Byrge White of the home; his daughters, Jody Maree’ White Smith and husband, Charles Gilbert Smith, of Morehead City, NC, and Jill Leanne White of Wilmington, NC; a son, Joel Elder White, also of Wilmington, NC; and three sisters, Hettie Nadine Hewitt of Windsor, NC, Ervie Girlean Hoggard of Colerain, NC, and Ella Gray Thompson, also of Windsor, NC.  He is also survived by two grandchildren, Jena Smith Corey and Charles Gilbert Smith, Jr.  Mr. White was predeceased by a brother, Dederick White.

A celebration of life memorial service will be conducted at the Ahoskie United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Edwards officiating.  The family will be at the church at 10:00 a.m. to greet friends.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Ahoskie United Methodist Church, Pergola Fund, P.O. Box 665, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.