(Orange, Texas)


January 30, 2013

Frances White

ORANGE — Frances White, 81, of Deweyville, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Orange. Born on June 10, 1931 in Stephens, Arkansas to her parents, Archie Rheel and Mary Elizabeth (Johnston) Rheel, she lived in the Orange area since 1962, she was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Starks V.F.W. – Post 4759 as well as a homemaker.  Frances was a very devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and her family was the center of her life.  She will be remembered as a fun loving lady who took in her children’s spouses as her own.  Frances enjoyed crocheting, fishing with her husband and watching her grandkids and great  grandkids play sports.  Frances is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, V.G. White and her numerous brothers and sisters.  Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Mary Frances Johnson and husband, Mike of Starks, Louisiana; her sons, William David White and wife, Debbie of Deweyville and John Douglas White and wife, Summer of Starks; her grandchildren, Jeremey, David and Nikole White, Hunter and Taylor White, Chelsea Smith and Brandi and Robert Johnson; thirteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.  Services to remember the life of Frances will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 1, 2013 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Reverend John Fortenberry, officiating.  Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at King Cemetery in Hartburg.  A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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