Alice Katherine "Kathy" White Lunceford of Smyrna, GA passed away at St. Mary Hospice House in Athens, GA on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. She was born January 25, 1956, in Yazoo City, MS. She is the daughter of the late Walter Aden White and Mildred Mitchener White of Yazoo City, MS.
Kathy was an honor graduate of Yazoo City High School where she was first chair flute in the band, on the yearbook staff and was a National Merit finalist. She earned a BS in Biology and MS in Wildlife Ecology from Mississippi State University where she also graduated with honors. Kathy worked as a wildlife biologist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in both Jackson and Starkville, as well as taught classes at Mississippi State. She was a passionate lover and defender of wildlife and all of Nature.
She is survived by her daughter, Aden Lunceford, of Tampa, FL, and siblings Walter "Bud" White of Vicksburg, MS, Ann White Crowson of Athens, GA, and Betty Jo White May of Hall, MT.
Services will be private for family members only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kathy's name to The World Wildlife Fund at wwf.worldwildlife.org/goto/kathylunceford or the Susan G. Komen Foundation at info-komen.org/goto/kathylunceford