August 9, 1928 - January 22, 2017
Melba White, 88, of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on the evening of Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Addison House following a brief illness. She was born August 9, 1928 in Eckman, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Jacob S. and Cloie A. (Martin) Jarrett. On July 4, 1947, Melba married the love of her life, Emerson White. She graduated from New Castle Business College and for over 20 years worked as an Insurance Agent at several local agencies. Melba was an active member of Memorial Wesleyan Church since 1954 where she served in many capacities. She and her husband enjoyed spending winters in several different states. Those left to cherish Melba’s memory include her two children, Ronald (wife: Lana) White of Spiceland and Sheila Razor (Companion: Todd Swinford) of New Castle; four grandchildren, Holly, Joshua, Mandy and Wendy; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Daniel Jarrett, Alvin (wife: Mary) Jarrett, Rev. Roger (wife: Cathy) Jarrett and Rollin Lee Jarrett (companion: Marty); four sisters, Juanita York, Doris (husband: Bill) Furrow, Ellen Keene and Lois (husband: Myron) Clark; a sister-in-law, Lois Jarrett and an aunt and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Melba was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Emerson White; a brother, Charles Jarrett; a sister, Fern Fadeley and an infant sister, Geneva Jarrett; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Jarrett and three brothers-in-law, Charles Fadeley, Rollin York and Burie Keene. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, January 27, 2017 at Memorial Wesleyan Church with Rev. Dennis Hilton and Pastor Paul Kirk officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery West Lawn Addition. The family will receive friends from 4 - 8 pm Thursday at Sproles Family Funeral Home. You may offer a condolence to the family at www.sprolesfamilycares.com. The Sproles family and staff are honored to serve the family of Melba White.
Melba White, 88, of New Castle, went home to be with the Lord on the evening of Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Addison House following a brief illness. She was born August 9, 1928 in Eckman, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Jacob S.... View Obituary & Service Information
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