In loving memory

Meador Funeral Home – Gainesville

Visitation –
Sunday, November 7, 2021 – 4:00-6:00 pm
Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California St, Gainesville, TX

Funeral Service –
Monday, November 8, 2021 – 2:00 pm
Meador Funeral Home Chapel, Gainesville, TX

Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas



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Malena Faye Butts, 88, of Whitesboro, Texas passed away on November 4, 2021.  She was born on March 12, 1933 in Sulphur Springs, Texas to James Martin Turrentine and Zelemmie (Keelin) Turrentine.  Malena married Fane Butts in Durant, Oklahoma on July 8, 1963.

She worked at TI for 31 years and was a member of Commerce Street Church of Christ.  Malena was a wonderful cook and an avid people watcher.

Malena is survived by daughters; Patsy Gilbert and husband, Tommy of Aubrey, Texas, Judy Walker and husband, Robert of Denison, Texas, Debbie Cantrell of Anna, Texas, Susan Blair and husband, Dwayne of Whitesboro, Texas. 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; brother in laws, Jim Butts and Tommy Wood; a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Preceded in death, husband, parents, daughter, Dana Mares, 4 brothers and 5 sisters.

Visitation will be held at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California, Gainesville, Texas from 4:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, November 7, 2021.  Funeral service will be held at Meador Chapel on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm, interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas.  Rev. Rick Carney officiating.

Pallbearers; Tristan Salling, Kevin Butts, Dustin Cantrell, Michael Welch, Jason Walker, Jordan Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers; Jim Butts and Tommy Woods