Linda,Thank you so much for the additional information.
Is John Thomas WHITE and your grandfather related to the White: Delphia Martha WHITE, who married Samuel Henderson's brother, Andrew C. KEATHLEY (also a Methodist minister)? I've not researched the WHITE line, and, of course, these are two generations apart.
Novella's brothers were Samuel Milo b. ca 1872, John Casto b. ca 1874 and William Booker b. 1 Dec 1876.Samuel Milo and John Casto were Methodist ministers among the so many Methodist ministers descended from Jessee KEATHLEY and Matilda HOLLAND.