James Myles White

James Myles White, 88, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at The Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV.

Born August 21, 1926, in Alleghany County, VA, he was a son of the late Burtia Edgar and Clara Thelma McDowell White.

He was of the Pentecostal faith. James was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He worked as a logger. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Burtia Edgar White Jr, and William “Billy” White; and one sister, Marie Owens.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann McGraw White at home; sons, Rodney White of White Sulphur Springs, Darcy White of Maxwelton, WV, and Mike White of Glace, WV; three daughters, Elizabeth Yonkey of Killeen, TX, Daphne Davis of Gainsville, GA, and Sarah Madsen of Kadoka, SD; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mattie White of South Hill, VA, and Pearl Irene Honaker and Mildred Mines, both of White Sulphur Springs.

Graveside services were conducted at 2 PM on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Greenbrier Memorial Gardens in Lewisburg, WV, with the Rev. Ralph Hubbard officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Peyton Hospice House, 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs is serving the family.

Obituary originally published in the May 18 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.


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