Thelma Melvina White Hull Kinney

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thelma Melvina White Hull Kinney was born the daughter of Napoleon Edrington "Dock" and Nora Ethel (Bussell) White on Nov. 24, 1919, in Anthony, Kan., and departed this life Oct. 16, 2012 at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 92.

She was united in marriage on March 29, 1939 at Pomona, Mo., to Reverend G.M. Hull, who preceded her in death on July 17, 1973. She was united in marriage on Oct. 6, 1979 at Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Earl E. Kinney, who also preceded her in death in May of 2003.

She is survived by a daughter, Peggy Underwood of Thayer, Mo.,; a son, Dan Hull and wife, Terri of Thayer; a daughter-in-law, Betty Hull of Nixa, Mo.; a son-in-law, Bob Underwood of Thayer; one granddaughter, Susan Dills and her husband, Joe, of Thayer and their family, Savannah and Derrick Smith of Koshkonong, Missouri and Sarah and Cory Carey and daughter, Brooklyn of West Plains, Mo.; five grandsons, Mark Underwood and his wife, Missy of Thayer, Missouri and son, Mitchell; Tim Hull and his wife, Lori of Fort Smith, Ark., and sons, Matthew and his fiancÚ, Christina of Austin, Texas, and Christian of Fort Smith, Ark.; Tony Hull and his wife, Carey of Nixa, Mo., and sons, Brayden and Brennyn; Todd Hull and his wife, Lagsana of Stafford, Va., and daughters, Abigail and Amilynne; Toby Hull of Springfield, Mo., and daughter, Madison; a brother, Gene White and his wife, Betty of Sparta, Mo.,; a sister, June Gentry of Joplin, Mo.; several step-children, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dock and Nora (Bussell) White; her husbands, Rev. G. M. Hull and Earl Kinney; a son, Sam Hull; a grandson, Steven Underwood; three brothers, Harry, Leroy and Dean White and two sisters, Maureen Gentry and Betty Morgan.

She was a Christian lady with strong unwavering faith and truly loved her Lord. With that faith, she and Brother Hull built and established Faith Tabernacle in Camp, Ark. She was a homemaker, a mom and a very special "granny" and "granny great" to many and was loved by all.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer. The family received friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.