Lynda Marie Brewer Butcher, 74, of Rison, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Lynda Marie Brewer Butcher, 74, of Rison, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

Mrs. Butcher was born Dec. 30, 1942 in Rison, to Joe Oliver and Alcy Jones Brewer.

She was a 1960 graduate of Rison High School.

Lynda married Thomas C. Butcher, Jr. on Aug. 27, 1960. They were married for 57 years. The last 17 years before retirement, they were a contract producer for Tyson Foods, operating as TomLyn Farms.

Lynda spent 7 years as a teacher's aide at Rison and New Edinburgh Public Schools. She was a member of Rison Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School.

She was involved in scouting where she served as a den mother and was an assistant explorer advisor. She was past president of the PTA and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Joe Brewer.

Mrs. Butcher leaves her husband, Tommy Butcher, Jr. of Rison; a son, "Butch" Butcher of Rison; daughters, Lynn (Jeff) Wilson of Rison and Patricia G. (Roger) Cooper of Athens, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Kaatie Cooper, Jac Cooper, Jacob Wilson, Anna (Stewart) Ballard, Taylor Butcher, Nathan Wilson, Riley Butcher; a great-grandson, Grady Ballard; a sister, Martha (Ronald) Thompson; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Jean Brewer.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at Rison Baptist Church with Brother Wade Totty and Brother Danny Allen officiating.

Interment will follow in Black Cemetery near Rison. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Rison Baptist Church.

Pallbearers are David Davis, Cleve Reed, Bubba Reed, Henry Doyle Beckham, Carter Taylor, Dwight Simpson and Ricky Fore.

The family requests memorials be made to Jesus First Building Fund at Rison Baptist Church, P.O. Box 404, Rison, AR 71665.

Arrangements are under the direction of Buie Funeral Home of Rison.