Lula Catherine "Cathy" Uptagrafft, age 67 of Marianna passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at her home. She was born in Bonifay, on Nov. 15, 1945 to the late Jasper and Texie Butts, Sr. Cathy had lived in Marianna for over 20 years and had grown up in Milton. She was a dedicated member of the Marianna First Methodist Church and will be greatly missed by her church family. She taught school for 36 years and was a positive influence and a caring friend to many who knew her.
Cathy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lamar Uptagrafft; parents; her brother, James A. Ellis and sister, Deltraene Ellis.
Survivors include her brother, J. E. Butts, II of Milton; sister, Abby Murphy and husband Jerry of Pace, and many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and many special friends.
A memorial services will be announced at a later date. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh.com.