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OBIT: Mrs. Brenda Givens

Mrs. Brenda Givens

Mrs. Brenda Givens, a homemaker of the of the Buffalo Community, was pronounced dead at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E.R. in Carthage at 9:28 a.m. Friday morning April 26th after suffering a fatal heart attack at the age of 70 while visiting her mother at Concordia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage.

Sunday afternoon April 28th funeral services were conducted from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Bro. Bryan Bratcher and Bro. Frank Bratcher officiating. Burial followed in section three at the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.

Born January 18, 1949 at the McFarland Hospital in Lebanon, she was reared in the Defeated Creek Community the daughter of Jessie Willard Martin Butler of the Defeated Creek Community and the step-daughter of the late James Henry Butler who died May 25, 2002 at the age of 72.

Mrs. Givens was also preceded in death by four siblings, James Douglas “Jimmy” Butler who died at the age of 56 on October 6, 2005, Tony Wilson Butler who died at the age of 59 on April 22, 2014, Connie Gregory who died at the age of 61 on July 27, 2013 and Michael Anthony Butler who died at the age of 59 on March 25, 2018.

At the Kempville United Methodist Church parsonage on March 27, 1965, she was united in marriage to Buffalo Community resident Charles E. Givens.

They were preceded in death by their son Matthew Brian “Matt” Givens who died at the age of 37 on February 18, 2015 of complications of a heart ailment.

Mrs. Givens had previously been employed at the Carthage Shirt Corporation and the Lux Time Division of Robertshaw Industries.

She and her husband also served as foster parents to many young children.

Mrs. Givens was a member of the Kempville Chapel Old Time Methodist Church.

She was a graduate of Defeated Creek Elementary School and had received her General Education Degree.

Surviving in addition to her husband of over fifty four years and her mother are their two daughters, Tonia Givens Lee and husband Mark of South Carthage, Tessa Forstner of Carthage; daughter-in-law, Karen Givens of Carthage; five grandchildren, Kindra Gregory, Daniel Gregory, Addie Isenburg and husband Lane, Mariah Higgins and Dillon Givens; four great grandchildren, LiliAnne, Kylan, Brook and Austin Gregory; siblings, David Butler of the Defeated Creek Community, Roger Butler and wife Melanie of the Graveltown Community, Shelby Reece of Mt. Juliet, Tanna Shepherd of Defeated Creek, Sharon Davis & husband Danny of Mt. Juliet, William Reece of Nashville, and Bruce Reece and wife Delois of Paducah, Kentucky.