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Sidney "Butchie" Mize Nations
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1943
Death: May 17, 2004

Obituary provided by Faye Nations McCardle.

A memorial service for Sidney Mize "Butchie" Nations of Brookhaven is 1 p.m., Thursday, May 20, at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.

Visitation is Thursday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the church.

Mrs. Nations, 60, died May 17, 2004, in Brookhaven. She was born in Forest on Sept. 11, 1943, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sidney Mize.

She was a food columnist for The Clarion-Ledger and a former caterer.

Mrs. Nations moved to Brookhaven at an early age and graduated from Brookhaven High School and the University of Mississippi. After marrying Jerry Nations in 1964, she taught school at St. Francis parochial school and worked extensively with Girl Scouts. She was an active member of Brookhaven Junior Auxiliary, serving as president in 1971. She was the first Brookhaven member of Junior Auxiliary to be elected to serve as a national officer, taking office as national recording secretary in 1973. She was a recipient of the Golden Crown Award for continued volunteerism to her community. She was a member of Willing Hearts Circle, the Climber's Club and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a sustaining member of the Krewe of Ceres. For 20 years, she served as the director of the Altar Guild at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. She was a past directress of the Mississippi Diocesan Altar Guild.

Being an Ole Miss fan was her favorite past time. She was the first woman to serve as president of the Lincoln County Alumni Association and was also chosen to serve as a member of the University of Mississippi Alumni Board of Directors. Most Saturdays in the fall Butchie could be found in "The Grove" cheering for her Rebels.

She opened a catering business in Brookhaven in 1985, called "From Butchie's Basket," and later became a cooking school instructor with Everyday Gourmet in Jackson. She was a weekly columnist for the food section of The Clarion-Ledger.

Preceding her in death were her parents and stepfather, Edgar Applewhite.

Survivors are her husband of 40 years, Jerry Nations; her daughters and son-in-law, Betsy and Bill Wilson of Hilton Head, S.C., and Nancy Nations of Oxford; and a beloved grandson, Will Wilson.

Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer or a charity of choice.

Family links: 
  Thomas Edgar Applewhite (1899 - 1987)
  Virginia Cohen Applewhite (1916 - 2000)
  Jerrald Lee Nations (1940 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Episcopal Church of the Redemer Columbarium
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: Caroline Passmore
Originally Created by: Denise Bowman Flynn
Record added: Jul 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39550187
Sidney Butchie <i>Mize</i> Nations
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 Added: Oct. 31, 2013

- Caroline Passmore
 Added: Feb. 4, 2010

- Denise Bowman Flynn
 Added: Oct. 26, 2009

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