Obituary for Doris Mae White

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Doris Mae White

July 26, 1933 - April 14, 2014

Doris Mae (Purvis) White, age 80 entered into eternal rest on 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 November 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 Mid-Wife for the church since the early 1960’s.


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 her 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 AR. She will be remembered by her ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and by her twin sister Dolores Rae Branham.


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


Brother Stan White will conduct a funeral service at 1 PM on Saturday, April 19. 2014 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 PM to 8 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.


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Born: July 26, 1933
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Rita Slayman posted on 1/1/00

Sis. Doris is no longer in any pain and at rest. Although I didn't know her well, I've always thought she was the sweetest lady and always ready and able to help anyone. I will miss seeing her beautiful smile. Know that I will be praying for you all.


Earl Parker posted on 1/1/00

Sister Doris will be missed. She was a great lady with a smile for everyone. Our prayers and condolences to all the family. Earl & Brad Parker Sherry & Jim Richcreek


Rodney & Kathy Pippin posted on 1/1/00

we were so saddened to hear of our great loss on this earth. Heaven surely gained a beautiful angel! what a smile and what a heart! Our prayers with all the family and loved ones. God Bless!


Linda J Fluke posted on 1/1/00

Sister Doris was the most inspirational woman I have ever met. I loved her dearly, will miss her terribly. Precious Sister Deloris, love to you also! God has her now! AMEN


Bill & Bonnie Ottinger posted on 1/1/00

Sis. Doris will be missed by everyone that ever met her. She was so loving and caring with the most beautiful smile. Praying for God's comfort for the family.


Shawn Branham posted on 1/1/00

I'm so thankful for the precious memories, I carry in my heart, of my dear, Aunt Doris. No matter what the circumstance was; she always had a smile on her face, gladness in her heart and a word of praise on her lips. I will love you forever and always be thankful for the beautiful legacy you have left us. My prayers are with all of my family. Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I'll miss you, until we meet again. Author Unknown


Bradley Stone posted on 1/1/00

Doris was one of those godly, amazing women that was truly treasured by her family and community. When I think of her, her vitality, compassion and love for her Lord is first and foremost.


sarah Snider posted on 1/1/00

we already miss you sis Doris, ButI know your children will carry on the love you always showed others ! I seen that in her children as they loved and cared for there mom day and night , and her wonderful grand children, so I know your legacy will live on !!Love you guys !!!


Brenda Cameron posted on 1/1/00

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Psalms 116:15 I am going to miss my mother in the faith. I want to remember everything she taught me and be just like her when I grow up.


Landis & Miranda Thompson posted on 1/1/00

What a precious person Heaven gained. I read through the memories tonight and the same thing was said in every one...her smile. It was contagious. She truly had a joy in The Lord and it showed every time she was around. I will always remember how sweet and kind Sis Doris and Sis Doloras was to me as a small child. What a wonderful example and soldier for our Father. Heaven must be rejoicing.


Steve and Sue Tibbett posted on 1/1/00

Your Mother was a loving and caring person. Always remember her smile and her care for others. We are praying for you all, and we share in your sorrow. Steve and Sue Tibbett


Jeff and LeeAnn Cinotto posted on 1/1/00

What a wonderful example your mother was! She would come by each morning after I had Caitlin to check on us and give her a bath. She was a jewel and will be greatly missed!


Glenn and Vickie thompson posted on 1/1/00

We wanted to add our names to your Mother's list of admirers. Such a precious lady! She exuded Christ's beauty and grace as it was meant to be expressed. We loved the way she made you feel as though you wanted to be like her, to love God like she did. Thankful you have each other and all your special memories to comfort you. Sending Our Best, Glenn and Vickie Thompson


Allen Rule posted on 1/1/00

Having known Sis. Doris and her family all of my life, leaves me with memories that will never fade of an angelic woman and an equally angelic twin, Sis. Delores. My life has been enriched with the times I shared with them and their children. My prayers are with all of you!


Billie Darlene Nenedjian posted on 1/1/00

Another Angel called home , love you. You will be missed but heavens. Will welcome you home God peace be with the family love you all . Billie Darlene


Hubert & Lorene Carmichael posted on 1/1/00

Just wanted to tell you, that I am sorry for your loss of Sis Doris. I know, you will miss her.....She and her sis were a great joy to the brethren all over the country. Loved seeing them dress like twins...Our love and prayers are for all of you...


Jim & Vickie Burke posted on 1/1/00

She was the most precious people God ever created. She gave herself totally to the Lord and caring for others. Her love and selflessness is unmatched and nobody will ever fill her shoes. She was loved by everyone whose lives she touched and she surely has the most beautiful mansion in heaven waiting for her. God be with you all and find peace in the fact she is safe in the arms of God. Our love and prayers Jim & Vickie


Janice Thompson posted on 1/1/00

I will miss her beautiful smile. What an example she has been to so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Eugene and Belva Skinner posted on 1/1/00

may god confort you in your loss. she will be missed by all for the ones that had the joy of knowing her


Rainna ( Rainy) langley posted on 1/1/00

You will be greatly missed and by a great number of people. prayers are with the family.


Tonya Hatton posted on 1/1/00

A great loss! She'll be sorely missed. Wonderful example to me.


Rucilla Rodgers & Russell Davis posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was very special to me & our families was always so close so many good memories going to your parents house. I wish I could be there with you during this time , but cannot . Just know she's with Jesus & you will see her again someday. She will be rooting you on from a distance & yet so close because she lives on in your hearts , with the wonderful memories you have left to carry with you always. With love & prayers sending your way.


James and Sheryl Graham posted on 1/1/00

Sister Doris was a sweetie. She did the Father's work so often and so well that she made it look easy and joyful. We will see her again someday, and I look forward to that! I'll say a prayer for the family. "Well done, though good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:21


Becky Taylor posted on 1/1/00

Thank you Doris for being the sweet soul that you were. I am extremely appreciative for all the love you gave to my mom and dad. I am glad you are no longer in pain.


Sheila Plummer posted on 1/1/00

Sis Doris was a great women of faith. Surely she was a Sarah or a Proverbs 31 women. She was such an inspiration to many. She talk the talk and walk the walk . My prayers are for her family .


Susan Fisher posted on 1/1/00

My heartfelt condolences. She was a sweetheart! She will be missed greatly. Much love, Susan Fisher and girls


Pam Edwards posted on 1/1/00

Doris was like an Aunt to me. She was always with Doris my cousin's wife. And she was always smililng. Always helping others. I enjoyed a trip to Henrietta Ok. with the twins and two of my cousins in 1999. It was a most memorable and enjoyable time. My condolences to those she was nearest to.


Annette Corbin posted on 1/1/00

I am really going to miss her! She has always been a very special lady to me. She always made me feel very special. She had a way about her that made everyone feel special. I know I will see her again.. God Bless you all and keep the faith so we can all see her again... I love all of you!!