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John Thurman White

November 22, 1936 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 80)
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Message from Cheryl Fehling Adams
August 15, 2017 1:31 PM

Betty and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and all your family in my prayers.

Cheryl Adams
Message from LeeLinda Ficken Baggett
August 15, 2017 2:46 PM

Betty - Our condolences to your family. Thoughts and prayers to a C-H sister.
Message from Val Windsor
August 15, 2017 7:48 PM

Betty and Family - I am so sorry for your loss. I met John several years ago in search of possible fiddle recordings of my Grandfather - Cecil Windsor. John was quite generous and met me and talked with me for quite some time. I attended a few of the Hallsville Square dances and he was a treat to all who knew him.
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An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on August 16, 2017

Message from Larry & Linda Boleach
August 16, 2017 10:09 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We grew up with John in Clarence and knew him to be an intelligent, caring, hard-working, talented, unpretentious, and loyal individual. It was always a joy to see him at class reunions and hear was interesting things he had been doing since the last one. We pray that God will bless his soul and give his family and friends a measure of peace and comfort.
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A candle was lit by Brenda Hanson on August 16, 2017 3:02 PM
Message from Fern Richard Zumalt
August 16, 2017 3:13 PM

Betty, So sorry to read about John. Will always remember John for his music. and you as a teacher. You and family are in my prayers and will continue to pray for your griefing time.
Message from Ruth Austin Brock
August 16, 2017 6:18 PM

Our sympathy to your family.
Message from Ralph & Sandy Price, Horseshoe Valley, Ontario, Canada
August 17, 2017 10:38 AM

My wife is a fiddler and I am a square dance caller. We met John when we attended and participated at the Hallsville square dance in October 2012.

We had met Howard Marshall on a previous trip and he introduced to John at the dance.

He seemed like a very nice man who really enjoyed his fiddling and square dancing. Sandy enjoyed fiddling with the group that evening as she was made to feel very welcome by John and the others there.. We have fond memories of John and the night at Hallsville.

We extend our sympathies to the family.

Ralph & Sandy Price
Message from Bill and Trish
August 17, 2017 7:44 PM

Betty, Elizabeth, Adam, his sweet wife and darling grandchildren.. John will be so sorely missed by all of us. He was a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather as witnessed by his devotion to his loving family.. So much talent and history in John.. We send our love and condolences to all of you.. May the memories you hold dear sustain you in the coming days without him.
Message from Mary (Crabtree) Brown
August 18, 2017 1:24 PM

Mrs. White, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Much Love, Mary
Message from Patti White
August 18, 2017 4:15 PM

So sorry to hear of Johns passing. He was a great musician and a gentleman. Patti White
Message from Bobbie King
August 20, 2017 8:37 AM

I am so sorry for the family that now has to deal with this great loss. I graduated from high school the same class with John more than 60 years ago. Rest in peace old friend.
Message from clara stark
September 21, 2017 6:15 AM

Hi Betty, Steve and I are slow on getting news. We are very sorry for your loss and wanted you to know we were talking about you and thinking about you. Steve and I hope all is well. I have terrific memories of you and Jonn's warm hospitality - and of course you are one of Steve's favorite educators!! Please accept our slow condolence - and know that you and John are loved my many! Sincerely, Clara and Steve Stark
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