BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

ORDER WHITE

Order White, barber, farmer, family man, and church worker. Order White was born in 1915 in the Shady Hill Community. He is the son of the late Neal and Florence White. He was of 7 children. H has 5 brothers and one sister. Only one of his brothers is living and that is Earnest White of Sardis Community.

He attended the Center Point School. He has lived on a farm of all his life and has farmed all his life. He began cutting hair on a nail keg on weekends. When he began he got 15 cents per haircut. Order married Thelma Kennedy December 15, 1935. They have 6 children, two sons and 4 daughters. One Son Jimmy Neal White is the manager of the Electric system in Trenton. His other sons is Bruce White and he teaches school Clarksburg and he lives in the Mt. Gilead Community where he also farms.

His daughters are Pat Beamon of Lexington. Sharon White is a teacher at Caywood Elementary School. Another is Barbara Drake who teaches at Milan, and Donna Campbell who teaches at Westover. Order began barbering in a barber shop at Jacks Creek and he stayed there for 3 years and then began working at Smith's Barber Shop in Henderson. He worked there for 8 years. He moved to Lexington in 1960 and began to work at the O & S Barber shop below Stewart's Drugs on Main Street. He bought Booth's Barber Shop in 1968 and he is presently the owner of this shop on 5 Main.

Order is a Baptist and a member of the Center Hill Baptist Church and has been a deacon for 35 years. He lives on the Center Hill Road between Hwy. 22 S. and Hwy. 104. This is also known as the Dyer Chapel Road. He has lived in this area most of his life. White continues to farm some along with his barbering.

He is the same Order White that we wrote about that loaned his walking stick to Dr. Wayne Hinson. Order says that he enjoys cutting hair, talking to his customs, watching football and basketball games and attending county music shows. Having known Order for several years, I would say that he would make a great neighbor. Hats Off, Order !!
Henderson County Times date unknown

Back Home