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Claire A. White

whiteClaire A. White, age 70, of Erwin, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home. She was a native of Coalport, PA and was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marjorie Yahner Keith. Mrs. White graduated high school as valedictorian of her class, enjoyed crocheting and reading. Claire was an accounting bookkeeper and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, Claire is preceded in death by sisters Joanne Beers, Ivy Strange, daughter Lana White and brother-in-law Johnny Padgett.


Claire A. White has left to cherish her memories:

Husband of 25 years: Samuel H. White;

Daughters: Amy Miller and husband, John,

Misty Gerometta and husband, John;

Christine Albertson and husband, Steve;

Sons: Jamie Albertson,

Jason White;

Grandchildren: Corey, Stephen, Andrea, Alyssa, Alan, Austin, and Lily;

Many Nieces and Nephews


The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Claire A. White in a funeral service to be at 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 13, 2017 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Bishop John Edwards will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM and continue until 7:00 PM on Thursday at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM at Tinker Cemetery in the Ernestville Community. Those who wish to attend will meet at 8:30 AM to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason White, John Miller, John Gerometta, Reggie Holms, Zane Black, and Steve Sambrano.


The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial Department, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650.


Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Claire A. White through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.