Alice Draughon White
January 8, 1924 – April 3, 2018
Mrs. Alice Draughon White of 120 Glenfield Drive, Dunn North Carolina departed this life on Tuesday, April, 3, 2018 being 94 years of age.
Mrs.White, the daughter of the late Wesley Puett and Laura Wacaster Draughon, was born on January 8, 1924 at the family home place in Sampson County.
Upon graduating from high school, Alice entered the School of Nursing at Hamlet Hospital, in Hamlet, North Carolina. She was also affiliated with the Presbyterian Hospital of Charlotte, and Babies Hospital of Wrightsville Sound. She graduated in 1945 and married Captain Glen Thomas White, who preceded her in death in 1954. There were two children born unto this union. In the late 1940's Mrs.White and her husband started the first bakery in Dunn which at that time was called the Dunn-Rite Bakery. Mrs. White later married Floyd Godwin of Media, Pennsylvania, who also preceded her in death in 1969. Alice worked as a registered nurse in Decatur, Illinois and Media, Pennsylvania. She later retired in 1997 after serving thirty years as a post-operative nurse at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, in Dunn.
Mrs. White was also preceded in death by her sisters Grace Draughon Daniels of Wingate and Ada Draughon Thomas of Monroe and brother Johnson P. Draughon of Dunn.
Mrs. White is survived by a daughter, Barbara White Byrd and son-in-law Walter Cooper Byrd of Dunn; a daughter Martha White Adcox of Pittsboro; a grandson James Tadd Adcox and wife Helenmary Sheridan of Champagne Urbana, Illinois. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Alice Draughon White will be conducted at the Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM with the Rev. Howard Dudley officiating. You are cordially invited to a time of visitation one hour prior to the funeral service in the chapel of the Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home. Mrs. Alice Draughon White will be laid to rest at the Greenwood Cemetery with John Daniels, Chris Gaskill, Paul Gaskill, Kyle Gaskill, Phil Byrd and Ronald Draughon serving as pallbearers.
All arrangements are entrusted to Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cromartiemiller.com.
- Wesley Puett Draughon, Father
- Laura Wacaster Draughon, Mother
- Glen Thomas White, Husband
- Floyd Godwin, Husband
- Grace Draughon Daniels, Sister
- Ada Draughon Thomas, Sister
- Johnson P. Draughon, Brother
- Barbara White Byrd and husband Walter, Daughter
- Martha White Adcox, Daughter
- James Tadd Adcox and wife Helenmary Sheridan, Grandson
- John Daniels
- Chris Gaskill
- Paul Gaskill
- Kyle Gaskill
- Phil Byrd
- Ronald Draughon
First Presbyterian Church
901 N Park Aveune, Dunn, North Carolina 28334
- Receiving Of Friends Sunday, April 8, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, April 8, 2018
Alice Draughon White
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April 24, 2018
Hello White Family, I'm a neighbor living in the area.
Having heard of your most recent loss, I want to leave you a brief post. I too,well know the grief of losing love ones, and that at times like these, it is encouraging just to know that others are thinking about us. Something that has really helped me to cope with such losses, is the wonderful promise of Christ Jesus, recorded for our comfort at John 5 :28,29. I hope, that when you are feeling up to it, that you are going to look up these powerful Scriptures, in your copy of The Bible. Also, I hope that this brief note, finds The Family feeling as good as can be expected Today.
With Greatest Sympathy, Your Neighbor : P.D.Walker.