Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 10, 2013

Mary Kathlene Owens White

PATTERSON, Va. — Mary Kathlene Owens White, 81 years of age, of Patterson, Va., passed away April 8, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Leemaster, Va., she was the daughter of the late Garland and Princy Owens.

She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and attended Deliverance Tabernacle, Patterson, Va. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was a wonderful homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham Lincoln White, May 18, 2000; two brothers: Eugene Owens and Leonard Owens.

She is survived by seven children: Willard (Carolyn Marie) White of Lynchburg, Va., Elizabeth Ann (David) Meadows of Vansant, Va., Barbara (Tim) Matney of Patterson, Va., Surbrena (Adrian) Clevinger of Grundy, Va., Patricia Gail Keen (companion-David Vandyke) of Patterson, Va., Kenneth Ray White of Patterson, Va., Aleta Jo Bowles (companion Johnny Asbury) of Patterson, Va.; one sister: Phyllis Deel of Tazewell, Va. Also, survived by 12 grandchildren: Kelly Ray (Audrey) White, Joey White, Terry White, Davanna Jayne (Brandon) Yates, Howie Meadows, Scott (Nicole) Matney, Karen Denise (Richard) Brown, Nathaniel David Vandyke, Joshua Ray (Brandi) White, Cassandra Cathleen (Justin) Kimmer, Brandi Michele (Robert) Thompson and Nicki Bowles; nine great-grandchildren: Madisyn Jayne Yates, Adrianna Grace Brown, Isabella Faith Brown, Kyrie Ellen White, Jaysha Rae White, Brantlee Addison Saige Kimmer, Natalie Jo Davis, Emma Rae Thompson and Bailey Jae Thompson.

Funeral services for Mary Kathlene Owens White will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Deliverance Tabernacle, Patterson, Va., with the Rev. Jerry Matney and the Rev. Justin Kimmer officiating with burial to follow in the Matney Cemetery, Patterson, Va.

Friends may call at the Deliverance Tabernacle after 6 p.m. Wednesday with services at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Eugene Whited officiating.

Active pallbearers will be Richard Brown, Brandon Yates, Scotty Matney, Howie Meadows, Justin Kimmer, Robert Thompson, David Vandyke, Johnny Chambers, Ronnie Kinder and Greg Jackson.  

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Total Care Home Health, David Meadows, Tim Matney, Adrian Clevinger, Eugene “Pee Wee” Vandyke, Ernie Deel, Greg Deel, Nathaniel Vandyke, and Bill Moore.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia, is in charge of all arrangements.

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