Jean White

    Jean Dickey White, 93, of Murphy, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019, in a Clay County care facility.
    She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County.
    Jean was an assistant to the superintendent for Cherokee County Schools in her younger years. Jean was the sole surviving charter member of the Archibald D. Murphey Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also was a member of the Murphy Presbyterian Church. Jean enjoyed reading cookbooks, and spending time with friends and family.
    She was the daughter of the late W.S. and Kate Gentry Dickey, and wife of the late Robert Murray White, who died June 4, 1970. She also was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Catherine Dickey; and two brothers, Dr. Harry Dickey and Jack Dickey.
    Surviving are a daughter, Sherry Crisp and husband Robert of Hayesville; two step-grandsons, Josh Crisp and Jarrod Crisp, both of Atlanta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with the Rev. Johnny Foster officiating. The interment will be in Sunset Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jasen West, Steve, Jonathan and Tony Dickey, Sam Davis and Charlie Spence.
    The family will receive friends from noon-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, prior to the services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Jean Dickey White to Valley River Humane Society, P.O. Box 658, Murphy, NC 28906 or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at

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