Ethel Ray Butler

Published 4:31 pm Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Private graveside funeral services for the family only, for Ethel Ray Butler was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Phalti Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Butler passed away from this life on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Magee. Rev. Billy Bridges officiated.

Pallbearers were Darrell Welch, Bill Slack, Jared Slack, Trever Slack and John Amery Darden.

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Saulters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ethel Ray Butler was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Clem to John Ethel Butler and Susie Lee Butler. Mr. Butler was a retired from Prentiss Creosote Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Phalti Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his wife of 62 years, Margie Hall Butler and a brother, J.W. Butler.

Mr. Butler is survived by two daughters, Brenda Slack (Bill) of Kathleen, GA, and Mary Welch (Darrell) of Magee; three grandchildren, Trever Slack, Jared Slack, and Danielle Darden; three great-grandchildren, Bryant Slack, Samuel Slack, and Jeb Ray Slack; and three sisters, Hazel Bridges of Prentiss, Irma Mae McInnis and Inez Hall, both of Mt. Olive; and 1 brother, Vernon Butler of Mt. Olive; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials can be made to Phalti Baptist Church.