BUTLER, MRS. CAROLYN CHAPMAN - 82, of Cookeville, died Friday morning, June 6, 2014, at her home. She was born May 20, 1932, in Gainesboro, Tennessee, to the late Henry and Ela Graham Chapman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Sherrill Chapman. Mrs. Butler graduated from Tennessee Tech University with honors in 1956. After graduation she worked as an extension agent for the University of Tennessee in Scott County, Tennessee. She moved to Knoxville and taught elementary school until her retirement. She was an active member of Karns Church of Christ in Knoxville. She and her husband later moved to Cookeville and became members of Collegeside Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles Butler (whom she married May 30, 1957 in Gainesboro); two daughters, Jeanette Gutzman of Hendersonville, Marcia Reel of Cookeville; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Nancy Butler of Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Carol Chapman of Franklin, Tennessee; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Larry Taylor of Smyrna, Tennessee; nine grandchildren, Abby Pace (Adam), Adam and Zach Gutzman, Megan, Jake, and Caroline Reel, Angela Walker (Heath Tomar), Alex and Elise Butler; four great grandchildren, Kylee and Marlee Pace, Aven and Kaia Tomar. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 8, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston of Horner Funeral Home, with Bro. Kelly Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and again Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to Collegeside Church of Christ 252 East Ninth St, Cookeville, TN 38501. Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111 You may share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on June 8, 2014