Harvey Ray White

Published 8:51 pm Thursday, September 27, 2012

Harvey Ray White, 77, passed away Sept. 26, 2012, at home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Gatesville, N.C., the son of the late Mary Mildred Rountree White and William Lloyd White. He was predeceased by one grandson. Harvey worked as a self-employed photographer in the Suffolk area since the 1960s and also as a freelance photographer for the Suffolk News-Herald and the Virginian-Pilot. He was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and the McLemore Sunday School Class.


Harvey is survived by his wife of 28 years, Betty Gayle White; daughters and sons-in-law, LuAnne White Casper (Dwayne), of Windsor, and Carla White Bugg, of Harrisonburg; stepchildren and their spouses, Shelby Bown (Jim), of Centerville, Utah, Jeanne Brooks (Robert), of Suffolk, Tracy Wiesenberg (Brent), of North Ogden, Utah, Heather Duff (Kenneth), of Suffolk, and Michael Twine (Becky), of Texarkana, Texas; grandchildren and their spouses, Jessica York (Bill), Travis Johnson (Desiree), Chris Boyd (Crystal), Tyler Miller; 25 step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Willie Marie Barnes, of Norfolk, Va., Betty Lou Worrell (Bobby), of Statesville, N.C.; and lastly his beloved cat, Frosty White.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Myrtle Hatcher officiating. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Friends may join the family Saturday night from 7-8 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory and other times at the residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077-7491. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank the staff at Sentara Heart Hospital and Sentara Hospice.

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