Louise White Councille, formerly of Warren, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 9, in hospice care. The third child of Preston McCager and Vera Cotner White, she was born in 1918 in Wilmar. “Miss Louise” graduated from Monticello A&M and taught in Wilmar for five and a half years. Later, she taught first grade in Warren for 22 years and second grade for two years. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and served a term as district vice president of Wesleyan Service Guild. She retired at the age of 60 because of failing eyesight. She was the third person to enter the new Warren Assisted Living Home (now The Guest House), where she lived for 14 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Perry Councille; and her siblings, Eleanor W. Blankinship, James Preston White, Elizabeth W. Towler and Lynn W. Hunter.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan C. Dill, and husband, John, of Benton. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brenda Fowler, and husband, Dewayne, of Hot Springs; Russell Dill of Bozeman, Mont.; Mark Dill of Forsyth, Mont.; and James Dill and wife, Samantha, of Danville; great-grandchildren, Brandy Milton, Skyler Fowler and Eliza Dill; several beloved nieces and nephews; and her aunt, Marguerite Hennessey.
Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at First United Methodist Church in Warren, with visitation following the service. Cremation was through Ashby Funeral Home of Benton.
Memorial gifts may be made in her honor to First United Methodist Church, 111 W. Church St., Warren, AR, 71671; Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 N. Main, Warren, AR, 71671; or to Heifer International.
Online guestbook is available at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .
Family Notes: The family extends special thanks to the staff of The Guest House, Dr. Wharton, and mother’s niece, Gail Little, for those years of relative independence and to Hospice of Central Arkansas for help while she lived with Susan and John in Benton.