Ruth White

Ms. Ruth White age 88 of Dowelltown passed away Saturday morning January 3, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born January 13, 1926 to the late Robert and Flora Robinson Thompson. She was a member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church, Smithville Order of the Eastern Star #374, D.A.R. Caney Fork Chapter, United States daughter of 1812 Upper Cumberland Chapter and U.D.C. Murfreesboro #91 she was a real granddaughter, served on DeKalb Co. Election Commission for many years and also past Director of DeKalb Co. Farm Bureau. In addition to her parents Ms. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband James H. White; Daughter: Patricia Ann White; Brother: Robert Michael Thompson. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. David Lunsford and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Sunday from 1:PM until 6:PM and Monday from 10:AM until time of the service at 1:PM. Survivors include 2 Sons: Robert J. “Bobby” (Sarah) White of Alexandria, Stephen A. (Vicky) White of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren: Elizabeth (Bryan) Kleparek of Murfreesboro, James H. White of Dowelltown, Stephanie (Aaron) Lawrence of Murfreesboro, John R. White of Dowelltown, Daniel B. White and Jessica Averette of Murfreesboro; Great Grandchildren: Kyra Kleparek, Logan Lawrence, Keva Kleparek, Taylor White, Carly Lawrence, Lucas & Kirsten Averette; Adoptive Family: Rob & Nora Harvey, Donnie Elledge; Special Friends: Matilda Earl & Caeleb Grey, Oliver Gallet; Sister-in-law: Lorraine (Richard) Engel of Oak Ridge, TN.; Several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers family asked that donations be made to Dowelltown United Methodist Church building fund or charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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