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Elton Vine White

Jan. 19, 1960 ~ Nov. 22, 2017

Elton Vine White was born on January 19, 1960 in Kadoka, SD to Orlando “Randy” White Magpie and Inez (Two Elk) White. Elton made his journey to the Spirit World on November 22, 2017 at his home in Wanblee, SD.

Elton is survived by his wife, Leona Hopkins of Wanblee, SD; son, Ferlin (Maria) Hopkins of Kyle, SD – grandchildren, Samson, Isaiah and Ha’Ani, all of Kyle, SD, daughter, Lisa White – granddaughters, Gracie and Liah, all of McLaughlin, SD; sisters, Lavonne White of Wanblee, SD and Wambli Sina Win of Muskogee, OK; brother, Lanceford White Magpie of Wanblee, SD; uncle, Claude Two Elk of Rosebud, SD; nephews, whom Elton helped raise, Jerome Mack – grandchildren, Deondre, Jade, Orlando, Sylvester and Dawn Black Hawk, and Asiah Brown, all of Wanblee, SD, and Archie Mack – grandchildren, Wambli Ista Mack, Itancan Mahpiye Waci Mack and Canku Luta Akicita Waste Mack, all of Wheaton, MN; stepchildren, William Hopkins of Wanblee, SD and Marie Lemon of Kyle, SD; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Elton was preceded in death by his paternal/maternal grandparents, parents, Orlando “Randy” White Magpie and Inez (Two Elk) White; two siblings, Cheryl Higgins and Baby Boy DeSersa.

A two-night wake service starting at 5:00 PM, Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD, with Gerald Bush officiating. Traditional Lakota services were conducted by Mr. Claude Two Elk.

Burial services concluded at the Two Elk Family Cemetery, Wanblee, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

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