Virginia “Genny” Lee Perry White obit

Virginia “Genny” Lee Perry White, age 93, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away May 4, 2021. She was born in Huntingdon, Tennessee to the late J. Will and Ava Perry. Virginia retired after 40 years of service with NationsBank, formerly Williamson County Bank where she served as Senior Vice President. She was the first female president of the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce. She was a Past President of the National Association of Banking & Professional Women. Virginia was a former chairwoman of the Williamson County Tourism Committee, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Columbia State Community College. She was very influential in bringing Columbia State to Williamson County. Virginia also was a part of bringing the Saturn Plant to Spring Hill as well. She was a beloved member of Fourth Avenue Church of Christ.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James B. White; granddaughter, Jennifer Compton; sisters, Jodie Warlick and Sara Williams. Virginia is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Patrick (Pat) Springer of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, Mrs. Dale (Amy) Pewitt of Franklin, Tennessee and Mrs. Allen (Cindy) Gentry of Franklin, Tennessee; sister, Billie Sue Holley of Atlanta, Georgia and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 at Fourth Avenue Church of Christ; Albert Lemmons and Nancy Baughman will officiate. Burial will follow in Williamson Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Aaron Compton, Byron Pewitt, J. Will Pewitt, Jase Gentry, Jim Inman, Larry Inman, Perry Holley, Bill Holley, Jerry White and Kyle Williams. Memorials may be made to the Williamson County Rescue Squad, American Diabetes Association or the Shriners Hospital for Children. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday at Fourth Avenue Church of Christ and one hour prior to the service at the church.  


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