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Obituary: Doris Mae White, Morgantown

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Doris Mae White

Doris Mae (Purvis) White, 80, entered into eternal rest Monday, April 14, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Morgantown.

Doris will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched through the years and will always be remembered for her unwavering faith in God and her passion for helping others in need.

Doris was born in Indianapolis on July 26, 1933, to the late Leslie Kenneth Purvis and Beatrice Irene (Richardson) Purvis. She was a 1951 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis.

On April 7, 1951, she married John Davis White. John preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 2003, after 52 loving years of marriage.

Doris retired in 1992 as the assistant cashier over the mortgage department for First Merchants Bank in Morgantown after 25 years of service. She was a 67-year member of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn in Morgantown. Doris was dedicated to her church family and volunteered as a midwife for the church since the early 1960s.

She enjoyed traveling with her twin sister Dolores and reading her Bible. Her family and especially her grandchildren were very important to her.

Doris is survived by five children, Lucinda Mae (Dennis) Pope, Peggy Lynn (Rick) Butler, Nancy Jane (Stanley) White and Dennis Ray White, all of Morgantown, and Jenny Sue (Carroll) Finch of Rogers, Ark. She will be remembered by her 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and her twin sister, Dolores Rae Branham.

She was preceded in death by a son, Duane Davis White; and a sister, Rene Rita Madden.

Brother Stan White will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home, Cremation and Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the White family at www.meredith-clark.com.

Information: 812-597-4670

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