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Jere Ferguson White

March 11, 1936 — May 11, 2011

Mr. Jere Ferguson White, age 75, of Rockmart, GA passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011.


No words can describe him, but we say goodbye for now to a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was the eternal optimist who always greeted everyone with a smile and hello, saw the good in everyone and everything, was always there to help others, with strong hands that could build or fix anything from a house to a broken heart.


He and Carolyn loved to travel, garden and spend time with their family. To know him was to love him, and the world was a better place because of him. He was a sweet spirited, humble, loving man who served God, loved his family, and enjoyed life- WE COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE.


Jere leaves behind his loving wife, Carolyn, his adoring daughters Whitney Gulledge, Holly Lanier, Dixie Davis, Leigh Caffrey, Elyse Cochran, and Lynn Korson; grandchildren Katie Caffrey, Caroline Lanier, Slade Sewell, Savannah Sewell, Hayden Siniard, Connor Caffrey, Hunter Siniard, Laycie Brookshire, Kaylie Brookshire, Amanda Campbell, Cole Cochran, Casey Cochran and Mindy Arp; great grandchildren Mary Ella and Brayden; brothers Robert B. White and Paul White; sister Sue Kellett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was a 1955 graduate of Rockmart High School, a retired employee of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Prison Division, after 30 years of exemplary service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Eula Mae White, daughter Tangie Brookshire; brother Gene White and sister Hazel White.


We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. II Corinthians 5: 8.


Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Garrett officiating. Interment will follow in the New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Ken Martin and Rev. Barry Snapp officiating.


Pallbearers will include: Mark Caffrey, David Lanier, Dusty Gulledge, Rick Korson, Cole Cochran, Hunter Siniard, Conor Caffrey, Hayden Siniard, Slade Sewell and Chuck Brookshire.
Honorary pallbearers will include the Deacons and Trustants of Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church.


The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to the Bethel Crossroads Baptist Church Land Fund.


The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Jere Ferguson White.

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