APPLING, Ga. - Margie Horton Butler 76, entered into rest on Thursday October 11, 2007 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday October 15, 2007 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home , Columbia Road Chapel with Rev. Rowland Galloway and Chaplain George Holcombe officiating . Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Christopher Alston, Jimmy McPeake, James Kitchens, Chris McAlister, Keith Shomber, Brad Pierce and Ryan McAlister. Mrs. Butler was a member of Windsor Heights Baptist Church, where she played the piano for over 30 years. She had also played piano for The Kingdom Heirs and The Southern Gospel Singers Quartets. Survivors include her children Maria Hodges, Harlem, GA, LaJuana Smelcer, Lawson, MO, Angela Appleton, Daphne, AL, Denise Thompson, Blythewood, SC, William H. Pierce, Gibson, GA , Joseph Mark Pierce, Augusta and Patricia Alston-Shomber, Appling, GA; sister, Juanita Black, Martinez, GA; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM on Sunday evening at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, GA 30907.
The Augusta Chronicle-October 14, 2007