Obituary for Ermal I. White

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Ermal I. White

February 25, 1925 - February 16, 2017

Ermal I. (Smith) White, age 91, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, February 16, 2017 at Community Hospital South, in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Franklin.

Ermal was born February 25, 1925, in Johnson County, to the late Ocle and Eva (Henry) Smith.  She was the vice-president of her 1943 graduate class at Trafalgar High School. She retired after 20 years of service as a buyer of lamps, pictures and wildlife art for L.S. Ayres & Co. in Indianapolis.

Ermal was a devoted member of the First Christian Church of Morgantown and a member of the Morgantown Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed telling stories of growing up on her family’s farm and doing chores with her siblings.

Ermal is survived by and will be missed by many loving nieces and nephews as well as her church family.

Ermal was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth White, whom she married on November 15, 1985 at the Smith Valley Methodist Church in Bargersville. She was also preceded by her siblings: James Roberts Smith, Leonard Scott “Abe” Smith, Herschell Maurice Smith, Ocle Dale Smith, Nathan Eugene Smith, Ira Edward “Doc” Smith, Lota M. Smith and Silas Albert Smith.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 12 p.m. on Tuesday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Ermal to the First Christian Church of Morgantown: P.O. Box 306 Morgantown, IN 46160 or the Bethlehem Church Cemetery, 5188 S. 300 W. Trafalgar, IN 46181.      

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Smith family at Information:  (812) 597-4670




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Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: February 25, 1925
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Our prayers are with all of the Smith family.