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Mary Owen White

December 18, 1938 — December 23, 2021

Mary Owen White

Mary Thomas Owen White of Nathalie, VA passed away December 23, 2021.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on December 18, 1938 and was 83 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Dewey Overton Owen and the late Aileen West Owen. She was married to the late William Joseph “Will” White, Sr.


She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she kept the records for many years and attended regularly before her failing health.  Mary loved family, family gatherings, her animals, dancing in her younger years, teaching and all her students.  Mary also enjoyed going out riding, sightseeing, shopping, giving and receiving cards were some of her greatest joys.

 Mary Thomas Owen White is survived by:

One Son

William Joseph “Bill” White, Jr. of Nathalie and friend Irby Newton Foster

One Brother

John Owen of Nathalie and friend Joyce Lacks

Niece and Nephews

Stacie Jolene Owen Gamble (Curtis) of Cheswick, PA

John Christopher Owen (Angel) of Randolph, VA

David Ashley Owen of Millersville, PA

Michael James Owen (Laora) of Pasadena, CA

Special Caregivers

Jenny Robbins, Peggy Crews and Maria Traynham

Special Family Friend

Wilbert Buster of South Boston


A graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Stewart and Rev. Kevin Moen officiating.


For memorials, please consider Triangle Volunteer Fire Department, 1051 Morton’s Ferry Rd., Nathalie, VA 24577 or Bethel Baptist Church, 4198 Bethel Rd., Scottsburg, VA 24598 or American  Lung Association, 630 Churchman's Rd. Suite 202, Newark, DE 19702


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery

4198 Bethel Rd, Scottsburg, VA 24589

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