Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to right sidebar Skip to footer

Lora Dean White

Lora Dean White, age 82, 106 Mesa Drive, Erwin, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 3, 2018 in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Emergency Room. She was a lifelong resident of Erwin and daughter of the late Paul and Lora Jones Smith an a granddaughter of the late Sam and Annie Ambrose Smith.

Lora was a member of Fishery Community Church. She enjoyed being a homemaker. Lora was a caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, Lora was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Robert L. White, Jr.; one son, Terry Lynn White; one daughter, Patricia Ann Holcombe; one great granddaughter, Abby Star Cottle; two uncles: Willie Smith and James Smith; three aunts: Frankie Smith Harris, Rena Smith and Florence Smith; three cousins, who were like brothers to her: Robert Goober Smith, John H. Smith and Bobby Jones.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her loving and devoted son, Richard White, Erwin; three grandchildren: Jason Holcombe, Beth Bowman and Jill Chamblee; six great grandchildren: Chloe, Emily, David and Jonathan Holcombe, Michaela Campbell, Bethany Cottle; two great-great grandchildren; special cousins, who were like brother and sister to her: Bernie Jones and Beatrice Jones Harris, both of Erwin; daughter-in-law, Abby White.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 6, 2018 in the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Bernie Jones will officiate at the 7:00 P.M. service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Committal service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the White family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the White family.  (423) 743-1380.