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Carolyn White

Carolyn Rice White, 92, resident of 154 Mulehead Drive (formerly of Sunset Drive), widow of Joe Luke White, Sr. passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at her home.

Born on February 9, 1927 in Plum Branch, SC, she was a daughter of the late Edwin Clough Rice, Sr. and Carrie Belle Stevens Rice. Carolyn was a graduate of McCormick High School and Columbia College. She taught English in Barnwell, McCormick, and Abbeville County Schools.

She was a former member of Abbeville First Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer for a number of years and was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. She made baby blankets for the Linus Ministry at Abbeville Area Medical Center and also volunteered in their gift shop. She was currently a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. She was also an avid Clemson Tiger and Abbeville Panther fan.

Survivors include: her son Edwin Abram White (Mary) of Abbeville, SC; daughters Karen White Miner (Bob) of Fort Mill, SC and Ann White Kohler (Joe) of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister Louise Rice Campbell of Anderson, SC; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Sallie Jennings Rice and June King White; and loving caregivers Wilma Watts and Mary Grant.

She was preceded in death by a son Joe Luke White, Jr. and daughter-in-law Dana Prince White and a brother Edwin Clough Rice, Jr.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 PM at Main Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Arant officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 until 1:45 prior to services.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons Edwin Luke White, Jacob William Kohler, Bryan Edward Rabb, John Joseph King, Ronald Victor Brown, Jr., Matthew Nolan Lee, and Christopher Riley West.

Memorials may be sent to Main Street United Methodist Church, PO Box 656, Abbeville , SC 29620 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave, Greenwood, SC 29646.



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Mrs. White was one of my favorite teachers and a great friend to my parents. She raised a terrific family and I know they will miss her. RIP Mrs. White.

Jim & Miriam White Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. White was a sweet lady and I thought a lot of her. Love and Prayers to the family. May God Bless you all......

harby williams Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. White was such a kind and loving lady and will be so missed and always remembered. Love and Prayers, Harby

Harby Williams Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. White was a wonderful teacher and a very special lady who loved her family so much! She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Our love and prayers are with her family.

Merry & Ken Hyman Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. White was such a sweet and beautiful lady. I'm so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers.

Julie Sayer Young Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. White was such a wonderful lady, and an outstanding teacher.
She left many footprints on this world. She will be greatly missed.
My prayers are with you all, as you celebrate her wonderful life.
Laurie Evans-Jones

Laurie Evans-Jones Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

Laurie Evans-Jones Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

Anna, JoBeth and family we will be thinking and praying for you in the difficult days ahead! With love, Brandt and Beth Addis

Beth Addis Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM

Such a precious lady and precious family. She will be missed so much. JoBeth, Anna and family sending love and prayers for each of you. She was so proud of her family.

Becky Pickens Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking of you during this sad time.

Susan Gladden Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM

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