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OBIT: Mrs. Opal Butler Agee

Mrs. Opal Butler Agee

Mrs. Opal Butler Agee, age 96, of Carthage and a longtime resident of the Bagdad Community died at 1:38 Wednesday morning May 20, 2019 the Concordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage where she had made her home since October 23, 2014.

Friday morning May 22nd funeral services from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted by Edward L. Anderson with Guy Holliman delivering the eulogy. Burial followed the 11 a.m. funeral services in the Gene Butler Cemetery in the Brooks Bend Community.

The third of four children and the last surviving child born to the late Genie Thomas “Gene” Butler who died June 14, 1992 at the age of 95 and Oshie Bell Kemp Butler who died November 23, 1983 at the age of 88, she was born Opal Lee Butler on November 8, 1922 in the Gladdice Community of Jackson County.

All three of her siblings preceded her in death, Ada Butler who died at birth on January 23, 1925, Brady Butler who died at the age of 45 on February 1, 1963 and Leon Butler who died at the age of 68 on December 29, 1987.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amon Hale Agee who died July 1, 1994 at the age of 79.

Also preceding her in death was her oldest child, James Agee who died at the age of 75 on January 23, 2017.

Mrs. Agee was a member of the Bagdad Church of Christ in the Bagdad Community.

In 1993 she retired from the Carthage Shirt Corporation where she had been employed since 1960.

Surviving is her daughters-in-law, Mollie Agee of the Brooks Bend Community; her three children, Peggy Agee Kemp of the Defeated Creek Community, Janice Agee Anderson of Carthage, Stan Agee and wife Patty Kemp Agee of the Gladdice Community; ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.