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Mary Ann Butler Wooten

April 30, 1929 – Oct. 8, 2012

NATCHEZ — Services for Mary Ann Butler Wooten, 83, of Natchez, who died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Southerland and the Rev. Dan Wynn officiating.

Burial will follow at Lucien Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11:30 a.m. until service time Saturday, both at the church.

Mrs. Wooten was born April 30, 1929, in Sturgis, the daughter of Horace Lawrence Butler and Melda Florence Shurden Butler. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church.

Mrs. Wooten was a doll maker and collector. She was also an artist and loved oil painting, quilting, ceramics and loved sewing.

Mrs. Wooten was an avid gardener, enjoyed camping, traveling and loved music. She was a homemaker, children’s Sunday school teacher, made delicious sourdough rolls and delighted in teaching her crafts to her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John Lawrence Butler, Horace Vivian Butler and Bobby Dee Butler; four sisters, Iantha Isabelle Butler Wray, Hilda Ruth Butler Jemison, Nannie Lee Butler Strain and Pearlie Jeanette Butler Shumaker.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, George Madison Wooten; four daughters, Wandra Dees and husband, T.J., of Golden, Mo., Gail Walker and husband, Donald, of Magee and Carla Sanders and husband, Anthony, of Mendenhall and Betty Brown and husband, Bill, of Natchez; one son, Leslie Wooten and wife, Peggy, of Natchez; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Melvin Lamar Butler and wife, Ruby, of Sturgis; and a number of dear friends.

Pallbearers will be Clark Walker, Josh Walker, Aaron Walker, Michael Wooten, Craig Wooten, Brook Sanders, Patrick Sanders and Daniel Brown.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Deaconess Hospice Care.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.