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Lonnie White

August 21, 1949 August 31, 2017
Lonnie White
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Obituary for Lonnie White

Lonnie White, 68 years of age of Whitewood, VA, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Johnston Memorial Hospital, Abingdon, VA. Born August 21, 1949 in Whitewood, VA, he was the son of the late Hassel White and Lula Pauline Tolliver White.

Lonnie was a 1967 graduate of Whitewood High School, and a 1971 graduate of Virginia Tech where he received his Bachelors Degree in Education. He was employed at Twin Valley High School where he taught History and Government, and was an employee of the Buchanan County School System for forty-three years. He enjoyed reading, was an amateur photographer, an avid Whitewood Indian and Twin Valley Panthers fan and supporter. He was of the Christian faith, a loving brother, uncle and friend.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Danny White.

Survivors include his sister Annie Proffitt and husband Johnny of Pilgrims Knob, VA; brother Stevie White of Whitewood, VA; sister-in-law Sylvia White of Sevierville, TN; nieces Kim Ball of Cedar Bluff, VA, Kristin Brown of Morristown, TN, Pamela Deel of Vansant, VA, Melanie White of Sevierville, TN; nephew Ryan White of Knoxville, TN; three great-nieces, six great-nephews, and many friends.

Funeral service for Lonnie White will be held at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Keen Mountain, VA, Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. with Evangelist Dennis Wimmer and Elder Arthur Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in the White Family Cemetery on White Mountain, Jewell Ridge, VA.

Active pallbearers will be his family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be the faculty, staff and students of Whitewood High School and Twin Valley High School.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Patty Mullins, Rick and Melissa Goodman and to all the volunteers that helped build Mr. Whites ramp at his home.

The family will receive friends at the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel, of Keen Mountain, VA, Saturday, September 2, after 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Twin Valley Scholarship Fund, c/o Ricky Goodman, PO Box 190, Pilgrims Knob, VA.

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The family of Lonnie White have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Keen Mountain, VA.

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6:00 PM 9/2/2017 6:00:00 PM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Funeral Service




2:00 AM 9/3/2017 2:00:00 AM
Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain

1020 Big Skeggs Road
Oakwood, VA 24631

Shortridge Ramey - Keen Mountain
1020 Big Skeggs Road Oakwood 24631 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


White Family Cemetery Final Resting Place

White Mountain
Jewell Ridge, Virginia 24622

White Mountain Jewell Ridge 24622 Virginia
United States

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