Olive Perry White, age 105, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at AHC-Humboldt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Brownsville Funeral Home, with Rev. Sammy Tillman officiating. Burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at the Brownsville Funeral Home from 12:00 P.M. until the service hour at 2:00 P.M.
Mrs. White was born May 14, 1917, to the late John Turner Perry and Mattie Sarah Joyner Perry in Madison County, TN, near the Providence Community. She was named after her maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Olive Dougan Joyner. She was a beautician all her life, starting at the age of 16, except during World War II when she worked at Milan Arsenal. Mrs. White was married to the late Richard Austin White in 1971. She was not blessed with children but had 20 nieces and nephews who love and respect her. She was saved at a Billy Graham crusade in Nashville and was a member of the Brownsville FUMC and Choir for many years. She enjoyed singing in the choir for many years.
When asked what her secret to life is, she always said “Drink lots of water, eat lots of vegetables and don’t ever give up!”
She was also preceded in death by four brothers: George Perry, Malcom Perry, John Turner Perry, Carrol Perry; and two sisters: Mabel Parker Booth and Mildred Greene. Serving as pallbearers for the service are Mark Stanley, Parker Benton, Joe Benton, Marty Perry, Jeff Perry and David Perry. The family wishes to personally thank Mrs. Stacy Mikkelson for her loving care and attention.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice in her loving memory. All arrangements and services are under the direction of the Brownsville Funeral Home.