Ann H White

April 2, 1942March 2, 2019

Ann Howard White published author, passed away on Saturday, March 2 at Charlestown Retirement Community after a long battle with Alzheimer’s; she was 76.

Born in Greenville, North Carolina in April 1942, she attended RJ Reynolds High School and was a soprano in the chorus. She later married Edward Russel White, Jr., a local physician and began her family of three children. Ann later attended the University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Baltimore Law School.

In 1990, Ann became a published author and wrote four books for Harlequin and Silhouette Special Edition. An active member of Georgia Romance Writers, she critiqued numerous author submissions for the Maggie Award of Excellence, as well as served as the GRW’s president and later on the Board of Directors.

Always a loving sister, mom and grandma she is survived by her sister Marion J. Howard, children Susan L. Doherty and her husband Gerald, Fleet Martin White, Cameron E. White and her grandchildren Devin and Jack Doherty. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday March 13, 11:00 am at the Charlestown Retirement Community Chapel. Services will also be held on a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Fischer Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation,


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Patricia McLinn

March 22, 2019

Ann was such a gracious, classy woman ... with that spark of devilish humor that made her a great delight.

I'm sitting here smiling as I think of her.


March 14, 2019

Ann was always a bright light and an inspiration for beginning writers like myself. I looked forward to her words of wisdom about writing and appreciated the legal advice she offered the Georgia Romance Writers Chapter.

My sympathy to the White family.

Connie Gillam

Teresa Hill

March 11, 2019

She was one of the first writers I met shortly after selling my first book. Kind, smart and generous with her time, always ready to help a newbie.

Deborah Smith

March 10, 2019

Ann and I were in a critique group together for years. We hung out at writers conferences. I visited her home; she visited mine. She was one of the kindest, most gentle and loving souls I've ever known. The last time I saw her in person, at a writers conference, she still had the warmest smile and the best hug. At the Washington DC Romance Writers of America conference in very early 2000s, she tracked me down in a restaurant to confiscate the cigarettes I'd bought in a backsliding moment. You are not forgotten, Ann. You made a difference. Tell Sandra hello for me. I love you both.

Carol Ansardi

March 10, 2019

I knew Ann through Georgia Romance Writers, and I thought she was one of the nicest women in the organization. She was also helpful to me. As an aspiring author back in the 1990's, she made it possible for me to meet, one on one, with some best-selling authors and an agent. She also read and critiqued a manuscript, which coincidentally became my first novel. My last contact with her was when I put together an expert track for the M&M Conference, and she had recently moved from the area. Ann was always gracious and kind and patient. She was beautiful both inside and out.