Mary Butler Lemon, Mendenhall, MS

Mary Butler Lemon, 76, of Mendenhall, passed away, Saturday, December 20, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family and friends.  She was born on September 24, 1938 to Charlie Ross and Jewell (Dickerson) Butler in Smith County, Mississippi.

Mary is survived by husband, Paul Lemon; her two daughters; Robin Yates Webb (James, Jr.) and Cathy Yates Halliwell, two sisters; Birtie Kennedy, Dorothy Whitfield (Curtis), five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Samuel Thomas, Jr.; three brothers, Charles Butler , Billy Butler (Lucy) and J. D. Butler.

Visitation will be Monday, December 22, from 5-8:00 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee, MS.  Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, December 23, at 10:00am at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel in Magee with interment to follow in Southern Memorial Gardens in Magee.  Online condolences may be made online at

Angela Welch

Magee, MS 

Lee Angela Welch, of Magee, MS, departed this life on Friday, December 5, 2014. Angie was born to Hershel and Georgie Nichols of Magee on January 29, 1957.  

Angie is a graduate of Magee High School where she was involved in many activities and loved by her classmates. She is a lifelong member of Goodwater Baptist Church where she served the Lord. Her heart’s desire was to teach children about the love of Christ. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Danny Welch, on June 14, 1975. After graduating high school she began working for State Guaranty Bank and continued there until she started her family. She stayed home to raise her four girls until they began school. Angie later began working for her husband in his law practice as his legal secretary. She worked by her husband’s side for over twenty years. She enjoyed spending her time helping to raise her nine grandchildren, who affectionately called her “MawLee”. Angie was known for her generosity in serving others, including her church family. She touched many lives through her unselfish love for her family, church and community. She was always willing to give of her time and energy to help and share with others. Her life exemplified the attributes of the Proverbs 31 woman. 

Angie is survived by her husband, Danny Welch, and her four daughters, DeShea Walker (Marney), Dana Duncan (Brett), Deidra Baldwin (Zach), and Dollie Tutor (Tyson); her mother, Georgie Nichols; brother, Al Nichols (Julie); sister, Patti Martin (Billy); her mother-in-law, Frances Welch; nine grandchildren – Kade, Kolt and Lucy Walker; Braden, Mallory and Maggie Duncan; Braxton, Barrett and Banks Baldwin. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Hershel Nichols; brother, Paul Nichols; and father-in-law, Dick Welch.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2-5 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee. A short visitation will also be held on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 10-11 am at Goodwater Baptist Church in Magee with a funeral service to follow at 11 am. She will be laid to rest at Goodwater Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Goodwater Baptist Church Building Fund.