P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Edwin "Wheaties" Miles White
March 10, 1940 - December 31, 2021

Edwin "Wheaties" Miles White

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Edwin Miles "Wheaties" White, 81, died December 31, 2021, at the Woods of Monticello, in Monticello, Arkansas. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 10, 1940, and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monticello. He is preceded in death by his mother Willie Mae Miles White and his father Henry White. He is survived by a son Dr. Steven White of Vancouver, Canada; a step-daughter, Ann Hartness of Monticello, AR; and a most special cousin, Carolyn Henley Moore of Monticello, AR. Wheaties graduated from Monticello High School and Arkansas A & M. He coached and taught school in Bastrop, Louisiana for many years. He enjoyed fishing and football. Wheaties, always laughing, joking, and full of fun, was a good and kind man who loved talking with friends, family, and even complete strangers.

A graveside service will be at Oakland Cemetery, in Monticello, AR, Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church of Monticello, and to the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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Sunday, January 9, 2022
2:00 p.m.
Oakland Cemetery
N. Hyatt
Monticello, AR  71655
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Oakland Cemetery
800 North Hyatt St.
Monticello, AR  71655
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Memorial Contributions
First United Methodist Church
317 South Main
Monticello, AR  71655

UAM Foundation Fund
P.O. Box 3520
Monticello, AR  71656


  1. Jim Ross
    Long ago Wheaties organized and coached the Monticello Swim Team which has been a great service to our Community over the years and he will be remembered for this for years to come.

    Jim Ross
  2. Janie & Larry Fuller
    Wheaties’ Family
    So sorry. I knew Wheaties many years in Monticello, where we attended 1st Methodist Church together. He was a welcomed member of our Mens Coffee Group, as well as Mondays Lunch Bunch. Wheaties was always happy & connected with everyone. He was justifiably proud of his “Cajun” heritage. He was a decent & loving friend. Living at Grand Manor A/L Home with him brought many hours of joy & happiness to everyone who knew him. May God grant Wheaties’ Family comfort at this difficult time. I will miss Wheaties!
  3. John M Bradley
    I have great and fun memories of "Wheaties" as a friend and coach of our swimming team at MHS. I also am sad to see that he is no longer with us at Monticello. He was a very pleasant person to be around and knew very well how to laugh and enjoy life. Old football stories are really good about Eddie as he was funny even on the football field. Rest in peace my old coach and friend.
  4. LaNell McKiever
    He was Leslie's swimming coach when she was little and taught her how to dive and swim. He also went thru all of the garbage from the school cafeteria when she lost her teeth brace when she wrapped it up in a napkin and threw it away when she finished her lunch. He found it. Good to everyone he met, child or adult.
  5. Pat Matthews
    Wheaties was a dear friend to both myself and my late husband, Tommy.
    Pat Matthews
  6. Melanie Rawls
    So sorry to read this such a sweet man! Prayers for claudia
  7. Clara Cater
    So sorry to hear about Coach
  8. Gary Newton
    So sorry to hear of Mr Ed’s passing. I got to know him a few years ago and instantly took a liking to him. Later, he roomed next to my mom at the assisted living facility in Warren where he made friends with her by picking at her. Initially, She was not one to care for his type of “picking on” but she soon learned what a mess he was and just played along with him. Mr Ed was a friend to many and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
  9. Dale Haisty
    I am sorry to hear about Kenny's passing. May God give you peace and comfort.
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