Linda Ruth Ritchie White
Linda Ruth Ritchie White, 72, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital. Linda was born on September 21, 1948 in Elizabethton to the late Teddy G. Ritchie and Selma Bellamy. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Rhea White; four brothers, David E. Ritchie, William “Bill” Ritchie, Teddy J. Ritchie and James Wayne Ritchie; and two sisters, Hilda Glenita Ritchie and Wilma Jean Bennett.
Linda was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Elizabethton and loved her church family. She worked many years for the Elizabethton City School System doing housekeeping and Johnson City Medical Center where she later retired.
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Robert Stanley White and wife Angel of Elizabethton; grandchildren, Logan White and Lucas, Lacy Sparks and Phil, and Levi White; great-grandchildren, Brody Thomas, Saylor Thomas and Aria Sparks; sisters, Barbara Carlock of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Patsy Depp of Crestwood, Ky.; brother, Randy E. Ritchie of Austin, Tenn.; special friends, Lelia and Dan Perry; and special adopted sister, Marcella Shoun. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will hold a memorial service to honor the life of Linda Ruth Ritchie White at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 28, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Elizabethton with Rev. Kinley Knight officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 200 West I Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carter County and Washington County are mandating that all citizens who live in or visit the counties wear masks in public. In keeping in accordance with this mandate, all visitors to the funeral home and/or the graveside are required to wear a mask or facial covering and observe social distancing recommendations. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.hathawaypercy.com
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the White family. Office: (423) 543-5544.