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Dora E. White, 74

APRIL 10, 1937-JAN. 3, 2012

January 04, 2012

Mrs. Dora Elaine McSherry “Dodie” White, 74, of Little River, S.C., died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C.  

Born April 10, 1937, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of the late George and Georgia McSherry.

She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1955. She graduated from Catawba College in 1959, where she was honored as Miss Catawba, and served as attendant to the court of Miss Catawba throughout her college education.

Dodie married John Wesley White in 1959. A son, James Blair White, was born in 1960, and another son, Michael Frederick White, was born in 1962.  

She was a respected and beloved school teacher at Concord High School. She taught honors English and was the adviser to the Weavings newspaper. She also was an active member of Business and Professional Women. She retired in 1997.

Dodie was a lifelong Christian, and a Lutheran in her adult life. She was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she served as a member of the congregational council. During her faith journey, she served as a Sunday school teacher, vacation Bible school teacher, led various Bible studies and was active in congregational women’s groups.

Dodie was an avid reader, and to that end participated and led book club meetings regularly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley White, in 2008; a sister, Virginia Hammond; a sister-in-law, Rosemary White; and a brother-in-law, Glenn White.  

She is survived by her two sons, James White (Kelly) of Woodleaf, N.C., and Michael White (Danielle) of Welcome, N.C.; four grandsons, Joshua White (Amanda) of Midway, N.C., David White (Heather) of Welcome, Kevin White of Welcome, and John White of Welcome; a granddaughter, Katie White of Mount Pleasant, N.C.; a great-granddaughter, Autumn of Welcome; two sisters, Barbara Smith of Pennsylvania and Marlene Shafer of Hagerstown; a brother-in-law, Charles (Pat) of Dalton, Neb.; a brother-in-law, Fred White of Winston-Salem; and a sister-in-law, Nancy White of River Hills, S.C.

A memorial service will be Friday, Jan. 6, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with Vicar Angela Jackson officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Forsyth County, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.  

Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

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