Bessie Juanita (Ellis) White, 83, of Vinton, passed away May 1, in Sulphur, La. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Walter Clark. Burial will follow at Ida Wilson Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Born in DeQuincy, La., June 14, 1932, she was the daughter of Arthur Monroe Ellis and Annie Mae Edgerton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Fannie Clark, Arthur Ellis, J.C. Ellis, Lois Asbury, Buddy Ellis, Richard Ellis and Leo Ellis.

She is survived by her children, Gene Allen Ellis and wife Thelma, Susan Gail English and husband Keith, Jesse Gerald White and wife Mary, Donna Kay Ross and husband John, Jeffrey Glenn White and wife Elizabeth; James Gregory White, Tammi Michelle Borel and husband David and Jerry George White; grandchildren, Chad Ellis, Brad Ellis, Kellie Maynard, Jeremy English, Jesse White, Kristi Smith, Lisa Farzad, Jacob Ross, Garrett Ross, Toby White, Chelsy White, Megan White, Jaimie White, Rachel Martin, David Borel, Jr., Bradley Borel, Dusti Latham, Joshua White, Jonathan White and Makenzie White and 14 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jesse White, Bradley Borel, Josh White, David Borel, Toby White, Jonathan White and Jeremy English.