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Betty Ruth White

Betty Ruth White, 86, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Sunday, January 17, 2021 at her home.

She was a member of Winesap Freewill Baptist Church. She loved being with her family and taking care of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferrill Eldridge White; sister, Lucille Moore; brothers, Clayton and EJ Loyd.

She is survived by her son, Eric (Pamela) White of Pikeville; grandchildren, Betty Jillian (Douglas) Vines of Alpharetta, Georgia, Sarah Kaye White of Spring City, Rachel Claire (John Mark) Nale of Pikeville, and Peyton Eldridge White of Knoxville; great-grandchild, James Winston Vines; and several nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19 the family will be having a private service. Burial will be in Akin Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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