William Ervin White, Sr., 71, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, December 16, 2020, in Star City. Mr. White was born in Fountain Hill on Goose Holler Hill and was a resident of Hamburg for the past 51 years. He graduated from Drew Central High School in 1967 and was a member of the Arkansas National Guard for seven years. He worked as a Lineman for Arkansas Power and Light/Entergy, retiring after 35 years, then took up driving a log truck after he retired. He was a devoted fan of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll-Weevils softball team. Mr. White was a member of the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. He loved to make brownies for the University of Arkansas at Monticello team and his church AWANA groups.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Leslie and Helen Malissa Garrison White; a brother, James Kevin White and a sister, Joan Williams.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Riley White; a son, William Ervin White, Jr., and wife, Felicia, all of Hamburg; two daughters, Teresa Morgan of Lake Village and Stephanie Rogers and husband, Joe, of Monticello; a brother, J.L. White and wife, Martha, of Cabot; a sister, Marilyn Evans of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, Dr. Zach Crossett and wife, Bailey, of Jonesboro, Maggie Hand of Syracuse, New York, Mark Morgan and Matthew Morgan, both of Lake Village, Brianna Miller, Kaylie Miller, Christian White and Hunter Miller, all of Hamburg and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 3 p.m., Saturday, December 19, 2020, at the Promise Land Cemetery Pavilion with Bro. Josh Luellen and Bro. Trey Emory officiating. Burial will be in the Promise Land Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Ronnie Dillion, Jimmy Stell, Johnny Kilcrease, Dewey “Scutter” Kilcrease, Blaine "B-Buddy" Kilcrease, Bobby Shockley, Ernie Hennington, Steve Collins, Larry Collins, Willard “Cathead” Erwin, Sam Pope, Dale Lauhon and Charles “Bull” Wells. Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Lindsey Brooks, 427 Ashley Road 70, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Visitation will be 2:45 – 3 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery.
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