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 Richard T. Butler

Richard T. Butler

Birth
Gordon County, Georgia, USA
Death 29 Jul 1999 (aged 76)
Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Sonoraville, Gordon County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 101023993 · View Source
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Mr. Richard T. Butler
Mr. Richard T. Butler, 76, of Calhoun died Thursday, July 29, 1999 at Emory University Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 12, 1922 in Gordon County, a son of the late Theodore Butler and Nell Richards Butler, and was preceded in death by a brother, J. W. Butler. He was a graduate of Sonoraville High School, a retired farmer, and a school bus driver for the Sonoraville community. He was an avid sports enthusiast and was involved in the community baseball and basketball programs. He was a former member of the Calhoun baseball team and a member of the first independent basketball team of Sonoraville. Later he was an avid golfer. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the 66th Signal Battalion, U.S. Army. He was a member of the Sonora Lodge No. 221 F&AM and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Jones Butler, to whom he was marries for 51 years; two daughters and their husbands, Dianne and Dick Gilbert and Charme and Larry Harmon, all of Calhoun; a sister, Virginia Harris of Kennesaw; a five grandchildren and nieces and nephews .
Funeral was Saturday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home, with Dr. Bert Vaughn and Minister Frank Mills officiating. Rebecca Owen and Margaret Thornton were in charge of music. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jacob Harmon, Harry Butler, Andy Harris, Case George, Eric Arnold, Shannon Bennett, and Larry Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Dutton, Ned Fuller, Richard Langston, Tom McEntrye, Billy Joe Hopper, Buford Chitwood, Buck Fuller, Hayward Bohannon, Guy Beason, John Henderson, Guy Allen, Calvin Caldwell, Gerald Bell, F.M. Flint, Glynn Bunch, Maurice Gravitt, Dr. Buford Arnold, Tom Shanahan, Atkins Henderson, Don Dempsey, and Bert Lance.
Thomas Funeral Home of Calhoun was in charge of arrangements.
Source: Calhoun Times August 9, 1999


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  • Created by: Alan Walker
  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101023993
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard T. Butler (12 Oct 1922–29 Jul 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101023993, citing Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Sonoraville, Gordon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Alan Walker (contributor 47139723) .