James J. Butcher (1928 - 2017)


James J. Butcher, 88, of Alton, Mo., formerly of Fillmore, died on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in Alton.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.millerfh.net.
Mr. Butcher was born on July 3, 1928, in Mt. Holly, Ark., the son of Oscar H. and Fannie M. (Estes) Butcher. He married Bernadia A. "Bernie" Rose on Dec. 24, 1953, in Big Lake, Texas; she died on Jan. 12, 2013.
Survivors include a stepson, Leon M. Blunt and his wife Yvonne of Alton, Mo.
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Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
831 N. Fifth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3176
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Published in The Leader-Union from Jan. 9 to Jan. 18, 2017