WHITE, CLEO RUTH TREECE - age 93, of Knoxville and Lenoir City, daughter of the late Rev. John and Ida Madon Treece of Corryton, died suddenly, Friday, February 14, 2014 at her home. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Concord. Cleo was retired from St. Mary's Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Burl White; and most recently by her beloved sister, Millie Wardell; and four other sisters; and five brothers. Cleo is survived by her loving family, sons and daughters-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Jose White of Knoxville, Charles "Chuck" and Donna White of Greenback; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Les Wheat of Lenoir City; grandchildren, Casey White and wife Corrie, Jackie Diaz and husband, David, Megan Wheat, Kurtis Wheat, Kayla White; great grandchildren, Sara Brielle Diaz, Faith Nicole Diaz, Skylar James Schubert, Charles Finley White; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, at First Baptist Church, Concord. The family request memorials may be made to: Pre-School Ministry Fund, First Baptist Church, Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37934. Interment will be private at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday, at the church following the memorial service. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com. Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2014