Addie Louisa Prince Futch, 87, passed away Monday, Nov. 10, in an Orange nursing center.
Addie, an Orange native, resided in Vinton for over 60 years. In high school she was a member of the Bengal Guards Drum and Bugle Corps, serving as the cadence leader and also played basketball. Prior to marriage she was employed at Orange National Bank. Addie was a longtime substitute teacher in Little Cypress. She was a member of Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years; she also served as the financial secretary for 24 years. In 1963 Addie started Vinton’s first kindergarten at the church and taught the class for six years.
Addie was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Family was the center of her life and she enjoyed following her children and grandchildren in their sports and school activities. She worked alongside her husband farming rice and soybeans and raising cattle.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Donald Futch; three children, Christy Futch Reves and husband Jim of Orange, Danny Futch and wife Janet of Ragley, and Susie Futch Beasley of Lake Charles; sister, Betty Nell Prince Futch and husband Roger of Orange; sister-in-law, Mary Prince of Orange; five grandchildren, Clint Reves and wife Holly, Tyler Reves, Ross Beasley, Kyle Beasley, and Casey Futch; two great-grandchildren, Max and Mason Reves.
She is preceded in death by her parents, R.E. Prince, Sr. and Margaret Harper Prince; siblings, Dr. R. E. Prince, Jr., Preston O. Prince and David W. Prince.
Her funeral will be at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church of Vinton. The Rev. Roger Templeton will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and resume Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. until time of service.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.