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Obituaries

May 12, 2014

Elmer Rhett Butler

THOMASVILLE — Services for Elmer Rhett Butler, 87, of Pelham, are at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in the chapel of the funeral home in Pelham. The Rev. Dr. Steve Wooten will officiate the services.  Grandsons Waye Thompson, Ben Butler, Chase Butler and Brad Butler will serve as pallbearers.  Burial will be held at a later time. Mr. Butler passed away on Friday, May 9, at Southern Pines Living Center in Thomasville. Born on Aug. 7, 1926 in Mitchell County, Ga., to the late George and Fannie Mae Morrison Butler, he was a farmer, a former probate judge and the retired Mitchell County Tax Commissioner.  He graduated from Pelham High School and attended Mercer University. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pelham where he served many years as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.  He was a past member of the Camilla Rotary Club, the Pelham Chamber of Commerce, the Pelham City Council where he served as Mayor Pro Tem and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.  He was also a former president of the Georgia Cattleman’s Association. He is survived by his children, Daune B. Parker of Blue Ridge, Ga., Donna Lynn B. Singletary and husband, John, of Ochlocknee, Ga., Rhett Butler and wife, Lisa, of Rome, Ga.; grandchildren, Becky T. Dunham, Waye Thompson, Valerie P. Waldrep, Cindy P. Phillips, Ben Butler, Chase Butler, Brad Butler; great-grandchildren, Madelyn Murphy, Colt Dunham, Bryce Thompson, Daniel Phillips; sisters, Elizabeth B. Hamilton of Eatonton, Ga., Kay Aldridge of Cairo, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Jones Butler; parents, George and Fannie Mae Morrison Butler; sisters, Thelma Hussey, Merle Simpson; and brother George W. Butler Jr.  No formal visitation will be held.   Should you choose to make a donation, please do so to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692. Visitors may sign the online guest register at www.jamerson-braswell.com — Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home

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