Janet Dunn Bowman White

Janet Dunn Bowman White

Janet Dunn Bowman White, 89, of Jonesboro passed away on June 30, 2017 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House with family by her side.

She was born on May 20, 1928 in Lake Village to the late Hazel and Clifford Dunn and raised by Gladys and George Dunn.

Mrs. White was a true Southern Christian Lady of many talents. She was a member of First Baptist Church for the last 18 years, serving in many capacities, including Sunday school teacher, WMU officer, and on numerous committees. She was an avid quilter, cook, and bookreader.

She is survived by husband, Jess White of Jonesboro; son, George Bowman of Tennessee; daughter, Chery Cratty of Tennessee; grandson, Seth Robinson and wife Asheley; great grandchildren Graham and Natalie, of Tennessee; three stepdaughters, Cynthia and Steve Brown of Florida, and their daughters Kristin Brown and Laura Brown; Nancy and Kevin Coriden of Kansas and their children Ellen Bergstrom and Sam Coriden; Martha and Jeff Rettig of Missouri and their daughters Kate Rettig and Megan Rettig; sister: Marilyn and Darrell Boyer of Tennessee; three brothers, Clifford Dunn, Jr. of Texas, Tommy Dunn of Mississippi, and Bob Griffin of Louisiana; and numerous nieces and nephews across the states.

Visitation will be held on July 3 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Emerson Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 3 at 2 p.m. in the Emerson Memorial Chapel with longtime friend from college days at Ouachita Baptist University, Dr. Emil Williams, officiating. The soloist will be her son-in-law, Dr. Steve Brown, accompanied by pianist, Barbara Ford.

A private burial will be at Huntsville, Alabama.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials for Mrs. White be made to the Care Center at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, or to the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, also of Jonesboro.


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