Mr. Ernest Ray Butler, age 77 of Hoschton, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.
He loved his family very much and loved to farm and to cook. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Bertie Butler; his first wife, Naomi Jeanett Barnett; son, Brent Ray Butler; step son, Michael Curl; sister, Patsy Butler; and grandchildren, Mary Ramey and Junior Ramey.
He was survived by: his loving wife of twenty four years, Ferne Butler; daughters, Janice Stancil and David Malcom of Hoschton, Kathy Satterfield and husband Kim of Hoschton, Faye Patterson of Flowery Branch and Patrcia "Patty" Stutz and husband Dale of Oldsmar FL; brothers, Larry Butler and wife Jo Ruth of Jasper, AL, Wendell Butler and wife Louise of Braselton, Clyde Butler and wife Brenda Sue of Braselton; sisters, Viola Hood of Hoschton and Genva Fleeman of Buford, Frances Butler of Hoschton, Betty Carter and husband Herman; thirteen grandchildren and a host of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Thomas Holmes and Pastor Blaine Spence officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
Lawson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.