Dina Ruth (Bennett) White

March 23, 1932 ~ January 4, 2021 (age 88)


Dina Ruth Bennett White  of Athens, is now celebrating her new life in Heaven.  She died peacefully surrounded by  family, on Monday, January 4, 2021.  Born in Clermont, Georgia March  23, 1932.  Daughter of the late Hubert and Dina Staton Bennett, and was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd White and brother, Alfred Bennett.  Ruth formerly worked at Holiday Fabrics , Chandler Fabrics and Alfred's IGA in Madisonville Tennessee.  Children;  Dianna Green (Robert), Charlie Stiles (Merle), Judy Dake (Doug), Mark Stiles (Penny).  Grandchildren Matt Noe (Nicole) Noe, Heather Dutton (Mark), Andrea Edgemon (Scott), Chris Dake ( Jennifer), Hailey Dake (Herb), Devon Bailey (Andy), 
12 great grandchildren; Corey Edgemon, Maddie Harris, Bennett Noe, Rylan Edgemon, Scott Edgemon, Micah Dake, Kennedy Noe, Eli Dake, Seth Dake, Noah Dake, Jordan Dutton, Benjamin Bailey, and  Samuel Bailey, Special Niece DeRae Sliger (Jerry)
Ruth was a member of the First Baptist Church in Madisonville and lovingly served in the Nursery and rocked two generations of babies.  Often said she found great peace in providing a service in the nursery.  She was an accomplished designer and seamstress, affectionally designed and sewed every wedding garter for the grand and great granddaughters weddings.  She was a prolific reader and bird enthusiast.  Always in awe of the changing seasons.  She loved a great book with a bowl of ice cream. She held special memories of friends that have past and loyal friends that kept her close with calls and cards until her passing.  Her children will always cherish her loving sacrifices to her family. She always recognized at family gatherings "my cup runneth over" when discussing how blessed she was. 
Pallbearers:  Corey Edgemon, Rylan Edgemon, Scott Edgemon, Micah Dake, Andy Bailey, Bennett Noe, Matt Noe, Chris Dake, and Herb Dake 
Those wishing to make memorial contributions to First Baptist Church of Madisonville, TN (Nursery) or St Jude's Children Hospital.
A celebration of Life will be at a later date when it is safe to gather .
The graveside service will be 4:00 PM Saturday, January 9, 2021 with the Rev. James Nix  officiating at Idlewild Cemetery. Mask required.  Those unable to attend may send condolences to Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

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Graveside Service
January 9, 2021

4:00 PM

Idlewild Cemetery
Athens, TN 37303


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

First Baptist Church Nursery
323 Tellico St S, Madisonville TN 37354

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