Laura Cochrane White


Laura Cochrane White (Lolly) died August 6, 2018, in Charlotte, NC. She was born November 14, 1925, in Lincolnton, NC, and was the daughter of the late Arnold B. Cochrane and Agnes Dellinger Cochrane. Lolly graduated from the Women's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG). She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cartersville, the Cartersville Service League, the Embroidery Guild, and a long standing member of the Pink Ladies at the Cartersville Medical Hospital and the former Sam Howell Memorial Hospital where she was instrumental in forming the Candy Striper program.

In addition to her parents Lolly was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Jere F. White, son Jere F. White, Jr. of Birmingham, AL, her sister, Mary Agnes Ward (and her husband Harris) of Charlotte, NC, brother-in-law, James B. White, Jr. (B.B. and his wife, Rosebud) of Cartersville and sister-in-law Ruth Mundy Cochrane, of Greensboro, NC.

Lolly is survived by her brother Ben Cochrane of Greensboro, NC, daughters Laura W. Greer (Charlie) of Charlotte, NC, Janet C. White (Merrill) of Knoxville, TN, daughter-in-law Lyda S. White (Art Steineker) of Birmingham, AL, grandchildren Betsy Greer, Matthew Greer (Christen), Robert White (Parker), Bryan White (Erin), Helen W. Cauthen (Thomas), Bennett White (Catherine), Davis White (Anna), Mimi W. Nolen (Shep), great-grandchildren Mary Charles, Weldon, Porter, Avery, Perrin, Coco, Georgia, Harrison, Davis, Evans, Jeremiah, Marion, Mary Lyda, Lizzie, Rebecca and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Even in declining years, Lolly's face was brightened by visits, calls or photos from loved ones, friends and their dogs.

For the past seven years Lolly has been a resident of Aldersgate, a United Methodist Retirement Community in Charlotte, NC. Her family would like to thank the staff and the residents of Aldersgate, particularly her friend Betty Jane Cowan, those on Parker Terrace 2, Windsor Hall and Dr. John Lacouture. Most of all the family will forever be grateful to two very special ladies, Alfair Franklin and Barbara Blair-McCray who lovingly cared for Lolly in her last 6 years. Their faith, compassion and care were priceless gifts to both Lolly and her family.

A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, August 25, at 2:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Cartersville. The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 183 W. Main Street, Cartersville, GA  30120 or to the St. Simons Land Trust, P.O. Box 24615, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 in memory of Laura C. White.