Larry Seward White

March 4, 1950June 3, 2021

Larry Seward White, 71, of Columbus, GA, passed away on June 3, 2021. The family will receive family and friends at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a funeral service at Wynnton United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 3:00 PM. Burial, with immediate family, will follow the service at Parkhill Cemetery with Reverend J. Grantham officiating. Larry was born on March 4, 1950 in Columbus, GA to the late Ritchie Moore White, Sr. and Maude Elizabeth Mitchell White. He graduated from the University of West Georgia in 1972 with a BBA. Following his graduation he joined his late brother Ritchie Moore White in the family businesses where he worked for 25 years, The White Company and White’s Bookstore. In 2001 he started his own business when he opened a Mellow Mushroom, where all of his children worked over the years. Larry was an active member of Wynnton United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Joyful Noises Sunday School Class. Other civic activities include Columbus Jaycees where Larry served a term as Vice President and received a Keyman Award. He was loved dearly and treasured time spent with family and friends. Larry is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Sharon Ross White of Columbus, GA; three children, Ross Moreland White and his wife, Cami, Mitchell Benjamin White and his wife Amy, Molly White Weeks and her husband Alton Weeks, all of Columbus, GA; seven grandchildren, Alexia, Desiree, Katelyn, Addison, Olivia, Lawson and Jacob, whom he loved very much; two brothers, the late Ritchie Moore White, Jr., and William Alton White; one sister, Betsy White Amon; numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. In lieu of flowers, those so desiring may make donations to a charity of their choice or to the Wynnton United Methodist Church, Columbus Hospice, or the Savannah Grande Assisted Living of Columbus. To leave an online condolence to the family, please visit



  • A visitation for family and friends

    Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021


  • Burial


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Bette Coley

June 12, 2021

My condolence to Sharon and the family. Larry was a good man and he will be missed by so many. May you rest in peace.

Nicole & Ian Baxby

June 7, 2021

I first met Larry when my sister, Amy, married his son, Mitchell. I was immediately taken with both Sharon and Larry and the stories they shared of how they first met. Larry was brave in the face of illness and continued working at Mellow Mushroom everyday wearing his special hat which always made me laugh.

Rest In Peace. Your lovely family is a testament to a life well lived.

Betty Waites

June 7, 2021

Please accept our sincere condolences at this great loss to your family. Tom and I both enjoyed our time working with Larry at
the White Company and years later when we had some interaction when the kids were in elementary school. Confident he is up there in heaven rejoicing, free of pain and worries. Hoping your beautiful memories can bring comfort to your hearts.
Betty and Tom Waites

TJ Tjernlund

June 6, 2021

I first met Larry in 1969 in Glacier National Park, at Lake McDonald Lodge where we not only worked for the consessionaire but were thrown together as roommates. We were the most unlikely pair of "roomies", as it seemed we had little in common but we forged a friendship that lasted 52 years. He will be missed.

Joyce Duncan

June 5, 2021

Sharon and family, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. Larry was a much loved neighbor in both Fox Chapel and Springlake. We send our love and condolences to the family.
Joyce and Mike Duncan
Hoover, Alabama

Raven Allred

June 5, 2021

I did not have the great fortune of getting know Mr. Larry very well. The four things that I know for sure from my brief time with him are as follows:

I know he had a great sense of humor.

I know that he was a man that didn’t only hear music; he felt it.

I know that he LOVED his family.

Most importantly, I know that he was LOVED!

I have the greatest pleasure of being able to work with families every single day. I have never met one that looked at, admired, and cared for their patriarch quite like the White family. From his wife, daughter, sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren: if I can base my opinion strictly on how they spoke of him and looked at him. Mr. Larry White have been the greatest man I have ever met.

Wallace and Linda Twiggs

June 4, 2021

Larry was a kind, loving, talented and giving man! He loved his family beyond words to describe. His musical talents delighted! He was never without a smile on his face. We shall all miss him.
Love and prayers,
The Twiggs family