Mrs. White was born on August 31, 1922, in Moorcroft, Wyoming, where her parents, Elster Leroy Kerley and Bina Miller Kerley, were homesteading. The family returned to the mountains of North Carolina where Dora was raised along with her three brothers and four sisters: Dallas, Dillard, Don, Doris, Delma, Dola Patricia, and Delores, all of whom have passed away.
Dora moved to Elizabethton during World War II where she met the love of her life, Robert Campbell White. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage of over 50 years until his death in 1997. Dora was blessed with an extended and loving network of family and enduring friendships far and wide. An exceptional homemaker, quilt making gave her particular satisfaction. A steadfast supporter of Lady Vols basketball and the Atlanta Braves, she was a great fan of Chipper Jones. Dora was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
Mrs. White is survived by an extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends, all of whom she loved very much. The family expresses grateful appreciation to the staff of Sycamore Springs Senior Living for the loving care given Mrs. White during the past three years.
Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with an 11 o’clock graveside service to follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Jack Lloyd officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from Nephews. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the White family.