James A White

Born: Thu., Dec. 3, 1942
Died: Mon., Mar. 19, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 20, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 20, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 21, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

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James Allen White (Jimmy) age 75 of Gainesville, born to Jamie Waters White and Emmitt William White on December 3, 1942, went to meet his Savior on March 19, 2018.

Jimmy lived a very full and active life. He was very giving to his family, friends and community. Earlier in life he coached basketball at the Boys Club, coached and umpired little league baseball, was scout leader, and was an avid bowler. He served many years in the Clermont Lions Club. During his years of service, he held various offices including president.

He loved animals, especially his horses. He was always happy to be on the
trail with his friends for a day of riding. As much as he enjoyed all of these things, he found his greatest joy in the Lord and spending time with his family. He loved time with his wife, daughters and their families. Even at the end of his battle of
Alzheimer's, he always had a sweet smile for his family, friends and devoted

He made his small part of the world a happier place. A part of our lives will
be void without him, but because of his faith in God, we know that he is rejoicing
with meeting his Savior.

Jimmy attended Gainesville High School and Gainesville College. He retired
from Hall County Correctional Institute. He was a member of Concord Baptist Church.

He leaves behind a devoted wife, Dianne White, three loving daughters and their
families: Beth and Paul Canada, Kelly and David Towe, and Stacey and Aaron
McCaleb. He is also survived by his grandchildren, which he dearly loved: Chris
Townsend and family, Jacob Townsend and family, Micah Canada, Jennifer Towe and family, Brooklyn Underwood, Carter McCaleb, Haley McCaleb, and Camden McCaleb. He also leaves behind a beloved brother and sister and nieces and nephews; Emmitt and Jan White and family and Linda and Ray Chastain and family.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our caregivers; John Johnson, Margie Patrick and Donna Carter. Flowers will be accepted or please feel free to donate to the Clermont Lion's Club 200 Spring Street Clermont, GA 30527 or the Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter 41 Perimeter Center East Suite 550 Atlanta, GA 30346 in Jimmy's honor.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday March 21, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Glenn Cox will officiate. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made online at wardsfh.com Ward’s Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

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Brad and Barbara Strickland
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018
Diane, we're so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. God bless you and help you through this difficult time.

Rinelle Barron
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Joe, Rinelle, Megan and Lindsey Barron.

With our dearest sympathy,our thoughts and prayers to your family.

Kim Glaze
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018

BASKET GARDEN was sent by Antares Group.

May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time From the Partners & Associates at Antares Group

Betty Lawson Gurganus
   Posted Mon March 19, 2018

I am praying you, Beth, Kelly, Stacey and family will feel God's Love and Comfort during this difficult time. I know there was a lot of rejoicing in heaven this morning when Jimmy enter the gates. Love you all,

Terry White
   Posted Tue March 20, 2018
To All Jimmy's family,

I'm so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing, I wish I could be in Gainesville to attend the funeral. You are all in my prayers, I will always cherish the memories of times out at Grandpa White's house and the fun all the cousins had! You will all be on my mind tomorrow, know we will see Jimmy again when the time is right!!

Jack and Nikki Campbell
   Posted Tue March 20, 2018
Diane, I am sorry to hear about my friend Jimmy. He was a good member of the Lions Club, and a good friend to me over the years. I will not be able to attend the service as we are in Charleston. Please let me know if I can do anything thing for you and the girls.

Claudine Nordhues
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
I have known Jimmy to be a good man and to have been married to my wonderful cousin, Diane. I am so sorry for the long road of diminishing mind and body that Alzheimers gave Jimmy and am proud of his family and the way they watched out for him for many years. I know God will shower blessings on this family today and in Heaven to come. As we say in the South, "Bless your heart", Jimmy White.

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