Billie Sue Butler Sewell, 67, of Holland, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at her residence.
Born July 22, 1939, in Holland, she was the daughter of the late Huron and Ada Pritchett Bray.
In 1953, she married Belvie W. Butler, who preceded her in death in 1971. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Rex and Carl Bray,, two sisters, Glodine Bray and Nina McMinn, two grandchildren, Denny and David Butler, and one great-grandchild, Hallie Carpenter.
In 1977, she married Elder Sewell, who survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Butler, of Vinton, Iowa, and Stve Butler, of Steele, Mo.; four daughters, Teresa Burgess, of Swisher, Iowa, Diane Thacker, of Steele, Melissa Beck and husband, Kenny, of Caruthersville, Mo., and Marilyn Powell and husband, Mike, of Steele; three brothers, Lexton Bray and wife, Janice, of Vinton, Iowa, Joe Bray, and wife, Linda, of South Carolina, and Danny Bray, and wife Denise, of Rives, Mo.; four sisters, Helen Dixon and husband, Richard, of Belle Plains, Iowa, Juanita McMullin, of Steele, Carolyn Hanna and Sharon Neighbors, of South Carolina; 12 grandchildren, Robert Carpenter, Jason Johnson, Jeffrey, Cali, Candi, Racheal and Jessica Butler, and Hope, Dawn, Jodie, and Hali Leathers; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel at Steele, with Rev Gaylen Williams officiating.
Burial follwed at the Mt. Zion cemetery at Steele.
Pallbearers were Glen and Keith Pritchett, Ronald Grice, Tim Bratton, Jim Atchison, Joe Kinnson, Ronnie Bray and Mike Morris.