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Rebecca C. Gatten White

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Rebecca C. Gatten White

Rebecca C. Gatten White, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2018 at her home in Hardyville after a courageous battle against breast cancer. 

Rebecca was born June 22, 1943 in Lincoln, Nebraska, to the late Hazel Ruth and Joseph Cuyler Carson, and grew up in Macomb, Illinois. She was a graduate of Southern Illinois University, a lifelong artist, avid reader, antiques collector, gardener, card and Scrabble player.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. “Pete” White Sr., and is survived by her daughters, Ann Cridlin (Wayne) and Caron Sterling (Chris); grandchildren, James and Chris Kemp, Trey Whisenant and Hazel Rose Sterling; her twin brother, Randy Carson (Barbara) of McHenry, Illinois; sister, Pam Johnson (Robert) and brother, John Carson, both of Macomb, Illinois; along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the many friends and family members that helped her through her journey, especially Jamie Callis and Shannon Dean.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 18, at Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Interment will be during a private service with family at H.C. Smither Memorial Cemetery in Hudgins. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her honor to Riverside Hospice, Riverside Foundation, 608 Denbigh Blvd., Suite 700, Newport News, VA 23608; or Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, P.O. Box 26, Gwynn, VA 23066. Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, assisted the family.

posted 10.11.2018

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