Elizabeth Louise Martin Butler, 84, of Woodville, went home to her eternal resting place on Sunday, April 26, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Louise was born on May 1, 1930, in Madison County, Alabama, the second child of Buck and Kate Couch Martin. She spent her childhood in the New Hope area of Madison County, as well as the Greenbriar Cove area of Marshall County, and graduated from Union Hill High School in Morgan County in 1949. As an adult, she held several clerical positions at New Hope High School for many years, finally retiring as a library aide in 2001. She was an active member of the Paint Rock Seventh Day Baptist Church where she served many years as a Deaconess.
Louise was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who cared deeply for her family. She was an excellent cook and housekeeper who loved to entertain friends and family in her home. In addition to cooking, her hobbies included gardening, decorating her home, and playing bunco. Becoming the mother of three athletic sons, she traveled many miles to watch their baseball, basketball, and football games. Louise treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren most of all. She enjoyed babysitting them and supporting their school and sports activities. Louise also loved to vacation with family and friends, including a couple of trips with her husband across the United States in his 18 wheel truck. She was looking forward to celebrating her 85th birthday with her family. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Hospice Advantage as well as caregiver Jennifer Evans.
Louise is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Daniel M. Butler; three sons, Rodney G. Butler, Stephen M. Butler (Angie), and Jeffrey L. Butler (Leitha); five grandsons, Zachary Butler (Brandi), Bryn Butler (Jennifer), Blake Butler (Jennifer), Taylor Butler, and Isaac Butler; one granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Butler; and was expecting her fourth great-grandchild. She is also survived by two brothers, Murril Martin (Dorothy), and Murry Martin (Barbara), as well as many nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers, Billy Martin, J. B. Martin, and Donnie Martin; and sister, Helen Cooper.
Visitation will be Wednesday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will follow Wednesday at 3:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel with Clyde Thompson officiating.
Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery.