Linda Ann Row­land White

Texarkana Gazette - - DEATHS -

Lone Star Chap­ter Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, Al­bert Pike Chap­ter of United Daugh­ters of the Con­fed­er­acy, Wadley Aux­il­iary and Guild, Reach to Re­cover Coun­selor for Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, Dog­wood Gar­den Club, char­ter mem­ber Women for the Arts, Na­tional Ri­fle Assn. with over 20 years con­cealed carry li­cense in Bowie County and Texarkana Repub­li­can Women’s Club. Or­ga­nized and pre­sented coun­tin­ing ed­u­ca­tion sem­i­nars, along with her friend, Regina Welch, for the X-Ray tech­ni­cians in the Four States area.

Sur­vivors are her son, Pa­trick (Rusty) White and wife Holly of Pitts­burg, Texas; grand­son, Dy­lan White and wife Ju­lia of Dal­las; grand­daugh­ter, Brit­tan White Jumper and hus­band Rus­sell also of Dal­las, brother, Dr. Robert Row­land and wife Bar­bara of San An­gelo, Tx., two great-grand­chil­dren, Caro­line and Luke Jumper of Dal­las; her sig­nif­i­cant other, Billy Ge­orge Thor­ton, sev­eral nieces, neph­ews, cousins and many good friends.

Me­mo­rial ser­vice will be 2pm on Septem­ber 23, 2017 led by Chris Shupe at Moore’s Lane First Bap­tist Church. East Funeral Home-Moores Lane is in charge of ar­range­ments. Ser­vice will be in the Atrium of the church.

Linda’s ashes will be buried be­side her Mother’s grave at the Sandy Grove Bap­tist Church Ceme­tery in Jersey, Arkansas. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be given to Home­bound Min­is­ter­ies at Moore’s Lane First Bap­tist Church.

The fam­ily ex­presses ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Janie Cook, Sherry Mills, Rena Wig­gins, Deb­o­rah Moore, Hol­lie Drumm, Ni­c­hole Boone, Crys­tal Linares, Kelli Lace­field, Ka­lyn Hasley, Roxie Ratliff and Dierk­son Hospice for their ex­cel­lent care of Linda.

Online tributes can be posted at www.east­fu­ner­al­homes.com.

She was born on a warm Septem­ber day, in Gravel Ridge, Arkansas on Septem­ber 30, 1936 and she al­ready had a big brother, who she later called Bobby and tried to go ev­ery where he went. She jumped from an air­plane to cel­e­brate both her 50th and 70th birthdays; played com­pet­i­tive ten­nis into her 70’s; helped start sem­i­nars for x-ray tech­ni­cians in the four-state area; tra­versed the Nile in Egypt the Ama­zon in Peru and the Rhine River in Ger­many and walked on the Ap­palachian Trail with her cousin Jimmy Green, spent some time at Space Camp in Alabama, also spent time at An­gola State Prison in Lou­siana, main­tained close con­nec­tions with beloved fam­ily and friends. She lived with a zest for life and a love for oth­ers. Linda Ann Row­land White slipped away to heaven on Septem­ber 7, 2017.

Born on Septem­ber 30, 1936 in Gravel Ridge, Arkansas, to Troy Row­land and Ann Lou Smith Row­land, she went to school in Her­mitage and Cam­den be­fore mov­ing to Texas in the eighth grade. She grad­u­ated from Hooks High School in 1954 where she was a cheerleader and elected Best All-Around Girl. Later she mar­ried her high school sweet­heart Bob White and had one child, Pa­trick (Rusty) White.

“I was al­ways proud to be a young mother and then grand­mother. Rusty and I grew up to­gether! I adore my two grand­chil­dren, Dy­lan and Brit­tan. When I could, I would take them to school un­til they could drive so I could have the ex­tra time with them. Dy­lan and I played ten­nis to­gether once a week un­til he was grown and I took both of them on many out-of-state trips,” said Linda.

Al­ways ac­tive for causes in which she be­lieved, Linda’s mem­ber­ships in­cluded First Bap­tist Church Moore’s Lane,

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