Paula Ann White, 65, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, peacefully passed away on February 3, 2024, at her residence with her husband and son by her side after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was a loving wife and mother.
Paula was preceded in death by her father William Gale Ward and niece Jessica Simmons.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years Richard White; son, Keith (Nicole) White; mother, Jean Ward; sisters, Sarah George, Brandi (Chris) Barnes; and several nieces and nephews.
Paula was born on June 15, 1958, in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Paula grew up in the Shady Grove community. She attended Flintville High School where she was the Salutatorian of the 1976 graduating class. Shortly after graduating high school, Paula went to work at Wyle Laboratories in Huntsville, AL. In 1984 Paula and her husband Rick opened a Kawasaki and Suzuki motorcycle dealership in Pulaski, TN. In 1988 they moved the dealership to the “Park City Hill” in Fayetteville and would soon rename as White’s Motorsports and also add Yamaha to their product line. They enjoyed a long career working together in the motorcycle dealership, retiring from the business in 2007. Paula was also co-owner of AAA Communications, an authorized Verizon Wireless retailer, in Fayetteville TN, and later managed the store starting in 2013 before she fully retired in 2016. After retiring, Paula loved to travel with her husband and take road trips through the country. Paula was a devout Christian and member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. She was loved by anyone she met and will be deeply missed by her friends and family.
Funeral service will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Washington Street Church of Christ, with Bro. Jim Black and Bro. Charles Abernathy officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Washington Street Church of Christ.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Paula Ann White.