|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1856|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1961|
Suffolk - Mrs. Helen Sarah Whitehurst Carr Butler, 105, said to be the oldest resident of Suffolk died early Wednesday in her home, 124 Chestnut St. after a long period of failing health.
Mrs. Butler, widow of the Rev. Harrison Holland Butler, a Congregational Christian minister, observed her 105th birthday March 14 at her home, where she lived several years with her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Butler Saunders.
She was a native of Princess Anne County, a daughter of William E. and Mrs. Catherine Godfrey Whitehurst. Her father was a captain in the Confederate Army.
She was a member of Suffolk Christian Church, its Woman's Fellowship, and Davis circle of King's Daughters.
She is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Grace Carr Duke of Suffolk and Mrs. Nellie Maie Butler Riddick of Washington; a son, Amos Jay Carr of Portland Maine; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted in Suffolk Christian Church Friday at 4 p.m. by the Rev. John G. Truitt of Elon College, NC.; the Rev. H.S. Hardcastle of Berea Christian Church, Driver; and the Rev. R.E. Brittle of Bethlehem Christian Church. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken from Hill Funeral Home to the church one hour before the funeral.
--- Suffolk News Herald
Harrison Holland Butler (1851 - 1924)*
Nellie Maie Butler Riddick (1887 - 1970)*
Ethel Butler Saunders (1892 - 1986)*
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Plot: Block G, Lot 33
Created by: Charles Baker
Record added: Mar 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66453500