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Kenneth Leon White / February 19, 2018
Kenneth Leon “Sonny Boy” White of Halifax died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. He was born in Halifax County on March 23, 1936 and was 81 years old. He was the son of the late Richard Edward White and the late Fannie Newton White and was married to Catherine Waskey White. He was a US Army veteran and served in the National Guard for six years. He was a retired foreman from Georgia Pacific. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and attended Black Walnut Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine W. “Kitty” White of Halifax, two sons, Kenneth Edward “Kenny” White and wife Tracey of Alton and Kevin Scott White of Halifax, four grandchildren, Kenneth “Trey” White and wife Courtney and son Kenneth “Kip” of South Boston, Kelsey W. Crews and husband Shannon and son Karter of Nathalie, Kamra and Kylie White of Scottsburg, two nieces, Donna W. Daniel of Halifax and Dianna W. Tiller of South Boston and extended family Brenda Weatherford, Janet Fisher, Lynn Chaplin, and Ruby Newton.

His was preceded in death by a brother, Donald M. White.

A funeral will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Raymond Wooten officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery with military rites.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Tuesday for an hour and a half prior to the service starting at 12:30 p.m.

Those wishing to give memorials should consider St. Judes Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Black Walnut Baptist Church Youth Group, 1061 Black Walnut Church Road, Alton, VA 24520.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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