Obituary of Marion Henry "Bob" White ~ 1966
Source: Wallace Enterprise Oct 24 1966
"Bob White, Former Wallace Resident, Dies In Auto Mishap
Wallace residents were shocked and saddened today to learn of the untimely
death of a former local resident, Marion Henry (Bob) White.
Mr. White, 39, of 4401 Leota Drive, Raleigh, formerly of Wallace, was
killed in an automobile accident Sunday. The mishap occurred around 5:30
o'clock near Apex. He and his family were returning to Raleigh from Hamlet
where they had been visiting Mrs. White's family.
Details of the accident are unavailable, but it is understood that Mr.
White was killed instantly. Mrs. White suffered a fractured leg and some
fractured ribs. Their son Butch, 7, received a broken nose and back
injuries. Their daughter, Susan, 11, received a bump on the forehead. Mrs.
White and Susan were treated at Rex Hospital in Raleigh and released.
Butch is a patient there with a fractured vertebra.
A native of Wallace, Mr. White was a veteran of World War II, having
served in the U. S. Navy. He was a former Constable of Duplin County, a
former Justice of the Peace of Wallace, and for the past four years had
been a U. S. Deputy Marshal, stationed in Raleigh. He was the son of Mrs.
Mary Lou Cavenaugh White of Wallace and the late Dewey White.
Bob was a former member of the Wallace Baptist Church and at the time of
his death was a member of the Garner Baptist Church. He was well known and
highly respected by both the white and colored residents of Duplin County
through his work with law enforcement.
His friends here will be interested to learn that Mr. White was up for
promotion to Chief Deputy Marshal to become effective January 1.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Wallace Baptist
Church, with interment to follow in the Cavenaugh Family Cemetery east of
Visitations will be at Edgerton Funeral Home until one hour prior to the
Surviving are his wife, the former Barbara McEwen, one daughter, Wanda
Susan, and one son, Marion Henry, Jr., all of the home; his mother, Mrs.
Mary Lou White of Wallace; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Matthews of
Wallace and Mrs. Fannie Mae King of Jacksonville.
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