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Carl White

CLEVELAND - Carl White, age 72, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Saturday, November 03, 2018 at his home. 
Carl was born on December 05, 1945 to Lonzo and Louise (Brassfield) White in Ruleville, MS.  He attended Ruleville Schools. Carl was a United States Army Veteran and spent 7 years in the Army National Guard. He married Janice Sue McGovern on October 20, 1967.  He was employed for several years at Baxter’s laboratory, he worked with Denton's Milk for over 20 years and also R C Cola for a number of years before retirement.  Carl was a member of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church for 35 years. He loved to fish, play pool and most importantly loved spending time with and taking care of his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonzo and Louise White, a brother, Russell White and a sister, Louise White Jolly.

Carl leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 50 years, Janice McGovern White of Cleveland, MS. Daughters; Stephanie White (Tommy) Longale of Cleveland, MS and Tammy White (Eddie) Burton of Cleveland, MS. Brothers; Sonny (Viola) White of Carrollton, MS and Lonzo (Tabitha) White, Jr. of Carrollton, MS. Sister, Betty White Hicks of Vicksburg, MS. Grandchildren; Madison Longale, Peyton Longale (Conner) Carpenter, Colby Burton, Eli Burton and Luke Burton. 

 Memorials in Carl's memory may be made to Catholic Charities or the Helping Hands of Cleveland, MS.

There will be a private Memorial Service at a later date.
The family wishes to thank each of you for your love and concern during this time.


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Janice and Stephanie, You are two of the nicest ladies I have ever known. Janice, we go way back to our Cleveland High days. May God bless and comfort you and the rest of your family members. Know you brought much love and happiness to Carl.
I will keep checking for the memorial service.

Nancy McKnight Nov 9 2018 12:00 AM

Janice and Girls,
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Carl. It has been to many years since I have seen any of you but I will forever cherish the memories of your sweet family. I can still envision Mr. Carl pulling up in your driveway on Deering in that Denton's milk truck. I can still hear Mrs. Janice's infectious laugh!
I wish I was there to give Mrs. Janice one of her wonderful hugs but know I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.
Peggy Card
Next Door Neighbors back in the 70's
1605 Deering St
Wittie and Jessie Card's Daughter

Peggy Card Nov 6 2018 12:00 AM

May he rest in peace.

Chris Balducci Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your husband's death,Janis! Prayers for God's peace and love through this grieving process,for the entire family!

Charlotte(Sims)Griffin Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

Your family has my deepest sympathy. I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of Mr. Carl, someone so beloved. I was thinking of something to say to ease the tremendous pain that your family is suffering. So I compiled this list of scriptures that is sure to bring you comfort in this difficult time: Psalms 55:22; Proverbs 3: 5 & 6; Isaiah 41:10; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; James 4:8; and Revelation 21:4. Be strong. Cherish the memories. May the peace of God be with your family always. And, please, remember to call upon his name found at Psalms 83:18.

Sharon Nov 5 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies for each of you. Have been lifting prayers for you.

June Patterson Nov 4 2018 12:00 AM