HOSCHTON - Ernest Ray Butler, 77, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.
He was the son of the late Ernest and Bertie Butler. He loved his family very much and loved to farm and cook. Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his first wife, Naomi Jeanett Barnett; son, Brent Ray Butler; stepson, Michael Curl; sister Patsy Butler; and grandchildren, Mary Ramey and Junior Ramey.
Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Ferne Butler; daughters, Janice Stancil and David Malcom, Hoschton, Kathy Satterfield and husband Kim, Hoschton, Faye Patterson, Flowery Branch, and Patricia "Patty" Stutz and husband Dale, Oldsmar, Fla.; brothers, Larry Butler and wife Jo Ruth, Jasper, Ala., Wendell Butler and wife Louise, Braselton, Clyde Butler and wife Brenda Sue, Braselton; sisters, Viola Hood, Hoschton, and Genva Fleeman, Buford, Frances Butler, Hoschton, Betty Carter and husband Herman, Barrow County; 13 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastors Thomas Holmes and Blaine Spense will be officiating. Pallbearers will be William David Malcom, Doug Patterson, Alan Patterson, Bryan Butler, Chris Gibson, and Steve Gibson. Interment will be at Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton, is in charge of arrangements.