Rachel Carpenter White

Rachel Carpenter White

Rachel Yvone Waites Carpenter White, 82, of Wilmar, passed away on February 3, 2016 at her home.

She was a retired manager of Cracker Box and a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

She was born July 8, 1933 at Rye (Cleveland County) and was the daughter of the late John Henry Waites and Vera Elizabeth Rhodes Waites.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, Billy Carol Carpenter; one son, Danny Carroll Carpenter; one brother, John Waites; two grandsons, Mikey Lee Reed and Daniel Carpenter.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. R. V. White of Possum Valley; three daughters, Karen Donaldson and husband Art of Van Buren, Lesa Etheredge and husband Bobby of Wilmar and Elaine Mitchell and husband Brent of Warren; one step son, Bill White of Monticello; two sisters, Tommie Wilson of New Hope and Sybil D. Sulephen of El Dorado; a sister-in-law, Martha Waites of Monticello; a daughter in law, Olivia Carpenter of Monticello; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a large extended family, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on February 6 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is February 5, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.