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Obituary: Barbara Fay White


Barbara Fay White, age 89, of White Wood Lane, Morehead, Kentucky, passed away October 4, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.

Barbara Fay White

Barbara Fay White
(11/20/1932 – 10/4/2022)

Born November 20, 1932, in DeWhitt, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Delmar Lietzke and Irene Gorton Lietzke Todd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lee White; granddaughter, Dixie White; grandson, Andrew White; great granddaughter, Bonnie Suzanne Keating; and brother and sisters, Kenneth Leslie, Sally Dodson, and Kathy Murphy.

Barbara and Harold were married for 63 years. Together they co-founded Harold White Lumber, Inc. where she worked for more than 50 years alongside Harold, their children, and her dogs always next to her desk in the family business until her retirement.

Barbara is survived by five children: Richard (Valerie) White, Michael (Doris) White, Janet White (Larry) Dacci, Ray (Marisa) White, and H. Lee II (Tonya) White, all of Morehead; grandchildren: Jason, Betsy, Suzanna Morgan, Emily, Taylor, Larry Jr., Stella, Laura, Maria, Ray Jr., Sawyer, Spencer, and Slade; and great grandchildren: Walker, Jaxon, Jed, Braxton, Harper, M’Shae and Christian.

Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews; caretakers, Lori Arnett, Fay Ferguson, Kesia Whitt, Cheryl Whitt and Jeanie DeHart, as well as her constant companion who never left her side, “Little Bit.”

Barbara was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church of Morehead and raised her family there. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and volunteered in many ways. Her earthly journey showed daily her selfless character whose life was one of charity, humility, and kindness, always putting others first.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Brother Andy Lands officiating. For those who prefer to participate virtually, the service will be live streamed at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Facebook page beginning at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Grandchildren and great grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to STAR (Saving the Animals of Rowan) STAR or PO Box 454, Morehead, KY 40351 or First Baptist Church, 123 E. Main, Morehead, KY 40351.

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Source: Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.