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Obituaries 10/28/21

John W. White

WATER VALLEY – John W. White of Water Valley died on Thursday, October 21. He was 79.

John was born on October 20, 1943 in Water Valley, the second of six children born to Leslie and Georgia Ann White. He was educated in the Water Valley School System. He graduated from Davidson High School in 1963. In search of new opportunities, he was offered the chance to move north to Chicago. He learned how to finish drywall, creating a career that spanned over 40 years. He became a member of the Painters and Allied Trades Union, where he was recognized as a skilled drywall finisher.

Visitation was held at Bayson Chapel M.B. Church on Sunday, October 24. Graveside services followed at the church cemetery on Monday, October 25, at 11 a.m. Townes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John is survived by two children, John (Starkeisha) White and Sherida McCoy; four grandchildren, Kendall, Zyon, John III and Jorian; two sisters, Katherine Harvard and Annie Miles; a brother, Shelby (Margaret) White; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends from near and far.

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