Julietta ‘Judy’ Rae Smith White, 94


Dec. 11, 1925-March 29, 2020

Judy White, 94, daughter of the late Roy E. Smith and Carrie V. Foote Smith of Benson, died at the home of her daughter in Marietta, Georgia. Survivors include: children, Barbara Hay of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Ellen Querin and son-in-law Scott of Arden, North Carolina, Michael White of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Susan White-Kelly and son-in-law John of Marietta, Georgia, and Carolyn White of Roswell, Georgia. Mrs. White also is survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and a sister, Rebecca Owens of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Additionally she is survived by many other family members and friends.

Judy grew up in Benson during the depression years and World War II, graduating from Benson High School. She attended Queens College, Charlotte, and graduated from Peabody College [Vanderbilt University] and received a master’s degree in physical education from Michigan State University. She married W. Harry White in December 1949. They celebrated 62 years of marriage until his death in 2012. Harry and Judy moved throughout the country with his career in the Federal Highway Administration, and all five children were born in a different state. Their longest place of residence was in Severna Park, Maryland, home for nearly 40 years. Mrs. White was an avid sportswoman who enjoyed golf and bowling into her 80s. A highlight was the hole-in-one she made during a golf outing when she was in her 70s. During her long life she also acted as a Girl Scout leader, children’s Sunday school teacher, and volunteer for the American Association of University Women. Judy and Harry enjoyed an active social life involving playing cards, especially bridge, and attending local theater performances for several decades. In her later years, she enjoyed reading and playing bingo, especially for quarters. She was known for her good cooking and would like to be remembered for her strawberry bread.

The family will gather in Benson, at a later date, for her interment at Benson City Cemetery.

Local announcement by Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson.


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