2012-04-12 / Obituaries

Alma R. White

Elmira, N. Y., 92

Alma Rose White, 92, Elmira, N. Y., formerly of Shade Gap, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.

She was born May 7, 1919, in Wampum, Pa., the daughter of the late James and Philemena (Bracca) Ferrantee.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Rev. Belvy White; daughter Esther White, Pleasant Hall, Pa.; son Paul J. White, Neelyton; grandchildren: Nicole J. (Jamie) Dillon, Sierra L. White and Jasmine O. White; great-grandson, Joshua D. Dillon, along with stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Frank and Tony; and four sisters: Lena, Mary, Angie and Rose.

She was actively involved in the ministry with her husband her entire life. She was a faithful Sunday School teacher for 70-plus years and ran several vacation Bible schools very successfully with many great results.

Services were held at Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap, Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m. Rev. David Hamilton and Rev. Marlin Neil officated. Interment followed in Fair Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Elmira Christian Center or the Gideons.

Online condolences at www.olthof.com.

Olthof Funeral Home Inc., Elmira, N.Y., was in charge of arrangements.

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