Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Geraldine Butts

Mrs. Geraldine Butts, 90, of Preston, Mississippi, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2011, at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Mississippi. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Hailey-Richey Cemetery in Kemper County with Rev. Allen Eaves officiating.

Mrs. Butts was born January 10, 1921, to George M. and Lillian Ethel Wade Bates. She was a member of Ebenezer Pentecostal Church. Mrs. Butts served in the United States Navy during World War II. In 1971, she graduated with a master's degree from the University of Alabama and later taught at the Mississippi School for the Deaf.

Mrs. Butts is survived by two brothers, George W. Bates and wife, Sally, and Frank Bates and wife, Freda, all of Birmingham, Alabama. She is preceded in death by her parents, George M. and Lillian Ethel Wade Bates.

Memorials may be made to the Gideon's or to the charity of your choice. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS is handling the arrangements. You may sign the guestbook at www.nowellmasseyfuneralhome.com.