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Ila White Obituary

Ila Louise Cline White
Ila Louise Cline White

December 5, 1923 - March 13, 2018
Born in Dante, VA
Resided in Hickory, North Carolina
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Ila Louise Cline White, 94, of Hickory passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Catawba Regional Hospice.

She was born December 5, 1923 in Dante, VA to the late John M. Cline and Rosa Lee Moretz Cline. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Marshall White; a son, Carrol White; a daughter, Brenda Benvenuti; three sisters, Merle C. Corn, Lucy C. Kilgore, and Janice C. Cooke; and one brother, Paul Cline.

Mrs. White was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include her children, Danny L White of Morganton, Charles F. Jones Jr of Hickory, Larry White of Mooresville, Diane Dale of Hildebran, Wade White Jr of New Jersey, and Louise Simmons of Gastonia; two siblings, Natalie Campbell and Tommy Cline of Dante, VA; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 16, 2018 in the Chapel of Bass-Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Ingle officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd, Newton, NC 28658.

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Celebration of Life
Bass-Smith Funeral Home
334 2nd St., NW
Hickory, NC US 28601
Friday, March 16, 2018
11:00 AM
Catawba Memorial Park
3060 Hwy. 70, SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Friday, March 16, 2018


Catawba Regional Hospice
3975 Robinson Rd
Newton, NC 28658