August 22, 1824 – April 23, 1916
Grand Ma Butler Dead
Judeth Hayes was
born in North Carolina in August 1824 and later moved to Tennessee where
she was married to Philip Butler when a young lady. They moved to Texas
in 1846 and settled near Concord after camping in a tent for a while at
the Concord spring.
They raised a family
of five children; two girls and three boys, all of whom, except C. C.
Butler of our town, with her husband preceded her in death.
She lived to a ripe
old age and had enjoyed many of the pleasures as well as many of the
hardships of life, and for more than forty years had been faithful in
her belief and following of the consoling Christ who died to redeem the
lost, as she was devout and faithful member of the Christian Church.
Since the death of
her husband she has spent her time with her grandchildren; and her son,
C. C. Butler, at whose home she was finally stricken and died about 8
o'clock last Saturday morning more of a wornout lie than otherwise
having been quite feeble the last three years.
Her remains were
interred in Concord cemetery Sunday morning surrounded by many
relatives, down to the fourth generation, and a host of loving
acquaintances with funeral services conducted by Elder Edd Duncan of
Argo and a few thoughts by Rev. C. W. Smith.
The Breeze can "but
weep with those that weep", yet would say to the one living son and one
sister; along with the many relatives that survive her, weep not, for
"Aunt Judie" has only attained to the glory for which she has so long
and faithfully strived. (Row 8 NW)
The above obituary
was printed on the front page in the April 26, 1916, issue of the OMAHA
BREEZE at Omaha, Morris County, TX.