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Lawrence Calvin White

(Obituary published in the May 14, 2009 edition of the The Times Record)

Rev. Lawrence Calvin White
Rev. Lawrence Calvin White

Lawrence Calvin White, 82, of Blytheville, Ark., formerly of Spencer, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.

He was born at Blair, a son of the late Oral Carmel and Pearl May Fortney White.

He was a retired minister, who formerly pastored Apostolic Faith Church in Spencer for 30 years. He had been a Blytheville resident since 2007 and was a member of Grace Life Church. He was an honorary board member of West Virginia District United Pentecostal Church and was appointed to the Lifetime Esteemed Elder Society of the United Pentecostal Church Inc. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Sister Faith White (2005)
Sister Faith White (2005)

He is survived by his wife, Faith McFarland Spears White of Gosnell, Ark.; two daughters, Lynda McIntyre of Baltimore and Judi Boyd of Buckeye, Ariz.; four sons, David White of Statesville, N.C., Keith White of St. Louis, Mark White of Prescott, Ariz. and Steven Spears of Blytheville; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Johnnie Faye Hatcher White; and one sister, Doris.

Service was Monday at Cobb Funeral Home, Blytheville, with Rev. Steven Spears officiating. Burial was in Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo.