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Hallie White

April 25, 2018


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Hallie Olivia (White) Penney, 98, died peacefully 25 April 2018 at E. T. York Hospice Critical Care Facility, Gainesville, Florida. She and her husband, Harry traveled the world seeing the sights in Denmark, England and Scotland. A large part of her life was about being an accomplished seamstress and avid golfer, winning trophies at St. Andrews, Scotland. She was preceded in death by the loves of her life, Harry Penney and her daughter Jeanette “Cookie” Hyslop of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and her sister, Lillian (White) Lankford. Hallie is survived by her sister, Dixonia Hale of Tampa, Fl., her nieces and nephew; Jean Miner of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jan Gehrki of Tampa, FL., Casondra Kilgore of Morgantown, Pa., and Lawrence Hartley of Gainesville, Fl. She was born in Cedar Key, Florida on 21 September 1919 to Samuel Thomas and Olivia Augusta (Colson) White. Sam was a Railway Express Agent between Cedar Key and Waldo, Florida while “Ollie” ran “The White House” boarding house in Cedar Key. The Whites often spent the hottest part of the summers in South Carolina with their railroad “family”. Hallie and her sister Dixie graduated from P.K.Yonge Laboratory School in Gainesville, Fl. At her request she will be cremated, and no service will be held. Donations in her memory may be sent to Haven Hospice, Arrangements have been entrusted to ICS Cremation & Funeral Home, 357 NW Wilks Lane, Lake City, FL 32055.