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Mamie Rachel Butts


SPRINGHILL, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Rachel Butts Barnard, age 101 years and 15 days, will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jesse Dickison and Rev. Tim Everett officiating. Interment will follow in Western Cemetery, Emerson, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.

Visitation will begin Thursday, December 6, at 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Ms. Mamie was born November 20, 1911 in Shongaloo, LA to Johnnie E. and Lucretia Burns Butts and passed away suddenly Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Springhill. She was born on a farm and helped work it as all farm children did. When asked to what she attributed her long, healthy life, she would reply, "plowing".

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Bryan and husband, Robert of Springhill, LA; one grandson, John R. Bryan and wife, Suzette of Mandeville, LA; one great granddaughter, Whitney Bryan of New York City, NY; one great grandson, John Benjamin Bryan of Baton Rouge, LA; nieces, Ruth Willis of Rockwall, TX, Lois Triplet of Lake Erling, AR, Clois Cook of Sarepta, LA and Faye Timmons of Mt. Enterprise, TX

Ms. Mamie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Omie Haynes and brother, Cliff Butts.

Pallbearers will be Ben Bryan, Bobby Nelson, Tom Burns, Keith Shofner, Bruce Griffin and Gerald Holland.

A special thanks to her caregivers for their loving service, Lois Fish, Lois Tripp, Ann Carpenter, Elaine Walding and Janis Murphy.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Dec. 6, 2012
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