Sarah Deatherage White was born in Simpson Co., Ky, March 25, 1816. When 14 years of age the family moved to this community where they became permanent residents.
She accepted Christ as her master at the early age of 15 and as she told a friend, since 31 had been ready to go. This places her as bearing the cross for 72 years. She first united with the M. E. church, but withdrew and joined the M. E. church, South, in 1859 in which organization she lived and died an acceptable member. Her membership was transferred from Appalonia to Waverly in 1894.
She was married to James White Sept. 20, 1838 and to them were born two children who remain, viz., Mesdames H. H. and Jno A. Deatherage. Eight grandchildren and sic great grandchildren are left to mourn her departure.
She fell on the ice which had formed on the porch of her home, Sunday evening, Dec. 20, and lingered in much pain and suffering until Monday, Jan. 11, 1904, when her release came at the ripe age of 87 yrs., 9 mos, and 16 days.
The funeral was held from the M. E. church, South, and interment made in Rogers cemetery.