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Ann White

Ann Neely White, 83, of Hilton Head Island, SC, died Friday, Nov. 23,  in Salvisa while visiting family.

Ann left us as she would have wanted, doing something she loved while enjoying the company of someone she loved.

Ann grew up in Gladwin, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  She was a resident of Sea Pines, Hilton Head Island for 36 years. Prior to that, she lived in Pittsford, NY where she raised her three children.  She was a life-long avid gardener, accomplished potter and artist and applied her endless creativity and wonderful sense of whimsy to everything she touched.  Each of her grandchildren has an Ann White quilt they will always cherish.  Many family cupboards overflow with her playfully colorful ceramics.

Ann was predeceased by her parents, Wayne N. Neely and Wilma Goertz Neely, and her loving husband, James D. White.  She is survived by: her brother Bruce Neely (Nicole); her three children; Lori Edwards Glavin (Michael), Lynn Edwards Leith (Eric) and Gregory L. Edwards (Renee) and her step daughter, Kris White Preston (Winston), of Salvisa.  She leaves behind 12 grandchildren she loved dearly.

There will be a celebration of Ann’s life at 3 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2018 at St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heritage Farm Association and mailed to Tom Schlenker, Treasurer, HFA, 21 Acorn Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928.

Local arrangements by Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at

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