Born 5-23-1922 -- Died 3-5-2008
Mary Irene White was born the daughter of George W. Curtis and Lizzie Seward Curtis on May 23, 1922, in Rives, Tenn., and died March 5, 2008, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85.
She was united in marriage Dec. 29, 1947, in Alcorn County, Miss., to Lee Roland White, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2008.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7831 in Mammoth Spring.
She is survived by:?one daughter, Kathy Crawford of Mammoth Spring; eight grandchildren, Keith Crawford,?LaTeresa Crawford, Krystal Crawford, Link Bowden, Kay Johnson, Sarah Bowden, Wanda Sullivan and Ronnie Jones; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Curtis and wife, Patsy, of Highland, Ark.; several nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Lee White; her parents, George W. and Lizzie Curtis; three daughters, Shirley Ann White, Nancy Lee Bowden and Earline Rutland; one grandson, Kenneth Melton; six brothers, Paul Walter, Carl, Robert, Johnnie and Edward Curtis; two sisters, Alene and Renee Curtis; and two infant siblings.
Funeral services were held March 12 in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with Rev. Floyd Rikard officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Mammoth Spring with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.