Mrs. Doris White of the New Middleton Community died at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning September 4, 2019 at her New Middleton Highway farm. She was pronounced deceased at 2:45 a.m. by Kindred Hospice of Cookeville. Mrs. White was 86.
Her former longtime pastor, Bro. Mark Stinnett and her present pastor, Bro. B. J. Thomason officiated at the 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon September 5th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial was beside her husband in the Gordonsville Cemetery.
Born Doris Ruth Spangler in Knoxville on January 7, 1933, she was the second of four children and the only daughter of the late Winfred Otto “W. O.” Spangler and Eunice C. Williams Spangler.
Mrs. White was preceded in death by two brothers, Sammy Spangler and Winford Spangler.
Mrs. White was a 1952 graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Anderson County.
At the Robensville Baptist Church in Oak Ridge on July 3, 1958, she was united in marriage to Lebanon native Bertram Chesleigh “Buddy” White. Mr. White preceded her in death at the age of 83 on June 14, 2014, nineteen days before their fifty year anniversary.
They were heartbroken at the loss of their only grandson, Bryan Glenn Winfree who died as the result of an automobile accident in Knoxville on December 21, 2013 at the age of 27.
In 1976 the white family relocated from Lebanon to their recently purchased farm on New Middleton Highway.
That same year they placed membership with the New Middleton Baptist Church where they remained faithful members until their deaths.
Mrs. White was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and now a great-grandmother to whom the most important things in her life were her earthly family and her church family of God.
Surviving are three daughters, Tina Brown and husband Rusty of Hilton Head, South Carolina, Kim Winfree and husband Ricky of Carthage, Penny White Baumann and husband John of Hermitage; their only grandchild, Chesleigh Fields and husband Jared and their daughter Averie Bryn Fields of Knoxville; brother, Jimmy Spangler and wife Virginia of Oak Ridge; sister-in-law, Omega Spangler of Kingston, TN.
The White family requests memorials to the New Middleton Baptist Church.