Elizabeth Louise Martin Butler

elizabeth Louise ButlerMay 1, 1930 – April 26, 2015

    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.



Amanda LeAnn Bridges

amanda bridgesOctober 2, 1985 – April 24, 2015

Amanda LeAnn Bridges, 29, of Lebanon, passed away Friday.

She was preceded in death by grandfather, Leroy Vann, grandmother, Bobbie Vann, grandfather, Edward Bridges.

Surviving are father, Terry Bridges, mother, Rita Jan Bridges, sister, Bethany Bridges Patterson, life companion, Trey Vantrease, grandmother, Linda Jones, uncle, Ricky (Lorrell) Vann, aunt, Anita (Tony) Davis, aunt, Renee (Jeff) Tiefenbach, aunt, Marsha (James) Jones, aunt, Anita (Mike) Sparkman, many loving cousins, dearly loved pet, Sophie Marie, best friends, Whitney Thorn and Briana O’Brien, loved and cherished like another sister, Breana Coxwell, and long awaited nephew, Parker Bridges.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday at 3:00 PM with Bro. Wayne Walls officiating.

Interment will be in the Moon Cemetery.


Gerald Wayne McGehee

wayne mcgeheeNovember 10, 1948 – April 25, 2015

Gerald Wayne McGehee , 66, of New Hope, passed away Saturday.

He was preceded in death by father, Henry Lee McGehee, mother, Mary Elizabeth McGehee, and dog, Barney.

Surviving are wife, Gail McGehee, brother, John Henry McGehee, daughter, Regina Whorton, son, Rodney Wayne McGehee, 1 step son and 1 step daughter, 4 grandchildren, and 4 step grandchildren.

Visitation will be Tuesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday at 2:00 pm with Bro. Wade Franks officiating.

Interment will be in the Kennamer Cemetery.



Frances Anders

frances andersDecember 6, 1964 – April 16, 2015

Mary Frances Anders, 50, of Woodville, passed away Thursday.

She was preceded in death by father, Ben Clark, mother, Lorene Clark, sister, Charlene O’Neal, and infant brother, James Earl Clark.

Surviving are daughter, Cassandra (Samuel) Stone, daughter, Kayla (Rocky) Anders, grandchildren, Trey Stone and Aiden Smith, brother, David (Martha Joe) Clark, brother, Benny (Mary) Clark, brother, Donald (Lisa) Clark, brother, Roger Clark, sister, Lois (Roger) Allen, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Chapel, Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Interment will be in the Kennamer Cemetery.



Jewel Duncan

jewel duncanJewel Duncan, 82, went home to be with God, Saturday, April 4, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Prince Duncan, and son, George Duncan.

She is survived by her remaining seven children, Walter Duncan (Patty), Brenda Ikard (Tim), Gary Duncan (Rhonda), Larry Duncan (Kay), Kathy Franklin, Johnny Duncan (Joan), and Anita Duncan. Jewel deeply loved all of her 20 grandchildren, more than 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She worked at Parker-Hannifin for 22 years. In her spare time, she loved league bowling, cooking huge family meals and growing beautiful flowers in her yard.

Visitation will be at New Hope Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, with funeral services on Wednesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Walker Cemetery. 

Mary D. Lewis

mary lewisAugust 27, 1949 – April 2, 2015

Mary Ruth Lewis , 65, of New Hope, passed away Thursday.

She was preceded in death by father, Elmer Davis.

Surviving are mother, Nora Bell Davis, daughter, Ann (Johnathan) Dake, daughter, Kim Lewis, son, John Paul Lewis, daughter, Lydia (Michael) Weeks, son, Jeremy Lewis, son, Randall Lewis, son, James Scott Lewis, five grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.

Visitation will be Saturday 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will follow at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday at 5:00 pm with Rev. Cody Gilliam officiating.