Bettie White

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Daily Press
August 10, 2000


Bettie Violet Forrest White, 95, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000. She was a lifelong resident of Poquoson and was born on Jan. 22, 1905, to William King and Esther Smith Forrest of Messick, Va.

Ms. White was graduated from Poquoson High School and attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. She taught school for two years before her marriage to Alton M. White on June 23, 1925. She was very active all her life in church, social and civic affairs, serving as pianist and organist, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, and past-president of the United Methodist Women at Trinity United Methodist Church in Poquoson. Ms. White also taught piano lessons for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton M. White, her parents, and her son-in-law, Bill Proctor.

Surviving relatives are a son and daughter-in-law, Wallie Gene and Charline White; a daughter, Esther Marie Proctor; six grandchildren, Jeannie W. Roberts and husband, Dick, of Florida, Edith W. Page and husband, Larry, of Poquoson, Diane P. Davis and Kevin Monroe of Texas, W.A. (Bud) Proctor and wife, Kathy, of Poquoson, Sallie W. Fox and husband, Dean, of Illinois, and Kathi P. Urban and husband, Steve, of Maryland; 12 great-grandchildren, Valerie R. Hutchinson and husband, Mike, of Louisiana, Angie P. Rinck and husband, Matt, of Poquoson, Jeffery A. Roberts of Florida, Mandy L. Page of Poquoson, Justin D. Fox of Colorado, Amy C. and Andrew Fox of Illinois, Marni Luthie of Poquoson, Lindsey and Ashley Proctor of Poquoson, and Stevie and William Urban of Maryland; two great-great-grandchildren, Blake Brantley and Sydney Rinck, both of Poquoson; one brother and his wife, W.K. and Elizabeth Forrest; and one sister-in-law and her husband, Mary and Harvey Herring.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, and all other times at 102 Church St. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Poquoson, by the Rev. Davidson. Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery in Poquoson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1294 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA 23662.

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