Elder Lafeyette White

November 16, 2010


AHOSKIE – Elder Lafeyette ‘Whitey’ White, age 76, of the 900 block of Colony Ave., 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 of Morehead City, NC, and Jill Leanne White of Wilmington, NC; a son Joel Elder White also of Wilmington; 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 request 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.

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Susan Jenkins Aitken
13 years ago

I just read in the News and Observer about Mr. White’s passing. I’m sad to hear the news and thinking about all of you. I am an old school mate of Joel’s and have fond memories of your family. My condolences to all of you, Susan Jenkins Aitken

Merritt & Betty Peele
13 years ago

Elaine, We were so sorry to hear about Elder’s death. We know he has walked thru a long time of adversity but he always had a really good outlook. Merritt has just had surgery so we probably will not be able to go to the funeral but please know we will be thinking and praying for your family. God Bless each of you. Betty & Merritt

Bobbie Armstrong
13 years ago

Dear Elaine, I have been out of work and just heard about Elder. I will surely miss him having his fun. He was always so cheerful even with everything he was going through. I’m sure the clubhouse will not be the same. You and your family have mine and Don’s deepest sympathy.

Bobbie Armstrong

Richard and Bettye Jo Murray
13 years ago

Elaine and Family,

Our heartfelt thoughts, prayers and sympathy to each

of you. What a special husband and father and friend

Elder was. We wish we could be there to be with you but our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Richard and Bettye Jo

Grady & Sophia sumner
13 years ago

Know that we are with all the family and prayers and thoughts. Sophia is so sorry that she is not able to get out today but will be hopefully tomorrow. Just let Grady know if he can do any errands for you. God Bless

Jeff & Donna Hoggard
13 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Jeff & Donna