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James Raymond White
(May 8, 1932 – September 21, 2012)

Remembering you on this day, comforted by so many memories.

The Rose Beyond the Wall
A Poem by A. L. Frink

Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
Watered and fed by the morning dew,
Shedding it’s sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice’s length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing it’s fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive–
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forever-more.

Your memory will live on in our hearts forever.

Your Sister-In-Law,
Judy Webb Mays

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(May 8, 1932 – September 21, 2012)
(United States Air Force – Retired)

Mr. James Raymond White, age 80, of Beaverton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, September 21st, 2012, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 23rd, 2012, at Norwood Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama. Funeral service, 3:00 p.m. following visitation, at the funeral home.  Services were concluded at West Alabama Memorial Gardens (formerly Marion County Memorial Gardens), where a short service was held and Taps played for a Soldier Gone Home.  Bro. Roger Redus and Bro. Venlon Bradford officiating.   Pallbearers, Jack Mixon, Basil Mixon, Gerald Hughes, Glenn Hughes, Greg Peoples, and Sam Peoples.

Raymond was born May 8th, 1932, in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Floyd and Cora Carrouth White.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War.  When his tour was up in the service, Raymond came back to Hamilton in Marion County, Alabama where he and his sweetheart Martha Ann Webb were married September 14th, 1956.  He worked for a time at Ogden’s store in Sulligent, Alabama, then acquired a job at 3M in Guin, Alabama where he was a member of the 3M Club and worked until he retired as a Supervisor.  He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion and he was a long-standing member of the Mt. Hebron Methodist Church in his hometown of Beaverton, Alabama.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Ann Webb White, Beaverton, AL.; 1 son, Charles Raymond (Sheri) White, Winfield, AL.; 1 daughter, Melanie Susan White (Jim) Hughes, Pelham, AL.; 3 sisters, Beatrice White Peoples (Eugene) Reeves, Guin, AL., Martha White (Agee) McReynolds, Vernon, AL., and Verla White (and the late Willie) Stephenson of Aberdeen, MS.; 4 grandchildren, Christopher White, Adam White, David Hughes, and Katie Hughes; also 3 sisters-in-law, Bernice Webb Mills, Peggy Webb King, and Judy Webb Mays (Don Gann); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Cora Carrouth White; 1 sister, Lottie Mae White; an infant brother; and 5 brothers-in-law, Donald Travis Webb, Willie Stephenson, Gary Wayne Mays, Sr., Guy Hardin Mills, and J.C. King.

Personal Note from the Author:
Raymond was technically my brother-in-law, but in reality, he was my brother, helper, friend, and advisor for 56 years of my 64 years on this earth.  If I needed to know how to do something, I asked Raymond and if he didn’t know how, he found out for me!  There are now and have been in my life, a lot of good men, (i.e. my daddy, Grady L. Webb, my brother Don, my husband, Gary, my friend, Kenneth, and now, my Don Gann, all great men!) but there will never be another Raymond White!  He was truly a Godly man who looked after and guided his family (all of us) as the Holy Scriptures directs men to do!  He is going to be missed by all who knew and loved him and will be remembered always.  Judy Webb Mays

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc., Sulligent, AL. directing.

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