She was born in Rosine to the late Elvis and Frances Stewart Baize. She was retired from G.E. in Owensboro where she was a line leader and was a 54 year member of Independence Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Southard; a daughter, Linda House; and a granddaughter, Angela Southard.
Survivors include two sons, Glen Lee (Joyce) Southard and Marvin John “Joe” (Myrna) Southard; seven grandchildren, Karen (Kelly) Givens, Sam (Amy) Southard, Lisa Southard, Paula (Rondal) Bishop, James (Loretta) Southard, Alan Southard, Laura Colyer; eight great-grandchildren, Jessica (Stephen) Wallace, Jay Dee (Jessica) Bishop, Jennifer (Medji) Tabbabi, Jamaica Tarrant, Shaun Southard, Kenya Givens, Brooke Coots and Katelyn Southard; great-great-grandchildren; Dakota, Shyanna and Tyanna Wallace, Chase, Chloe and Ronnie Bishop, Lane and Maya Tabbabi, Lexie Southard, Emily and Bentley Tarrant.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Independence Baptist Church in McHenry with Dr. Garry Lacefield and Bro. Wendell Sandefur officiating. Burial will be in Render Cemetery in McHenry. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Bevil Bros. Funeral Home in Beaver Dam and from 10 a.m. until funeral time on Saturday at the church.
Online condolences may be sent to: bevilbrosfuneralhomes.com.