Shirlene Clawson White

Published 12:34 pm Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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Shirlene Clawson White of Elizabethton passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Avery County, N.C., to the late Luther Clawson and Mary Trivette Clawson Johnson. She had lived most of her life in Carter County.
Shirlene attended Hampton High School. She retired from North American Rayon Corporation. She loved to quilt, sew and watch Gunsmoke.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Bill Austin, and two sisters, Lutherene Richardson and Bernice Deloach.
Survivors include her husband, Andy White; a daughter, Connie Hicks Collins and husband Bobby; three grandsons, Bud Hicks, Brandon Collins and Bryant Collins; two granddaughters, Allison Austin and Andrea Austin; two sisters, Alma Townsend and husband James and Andre Greer; and a special niece, Mary Jane McKinney.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 7, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Pastor Estel Williams officiating. Active pallbearers will be Bobby Collins, Greg Hicks, Brandon Collins, Bryant Collins, Bud Hicks, Chase Frye, Paul White and John White. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Medical Care, Savannah Whitehead and the staff of Amedisys Hospice. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the White family.

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