Originally created 05/29/99

Mr. Benjamin Butler



HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Benjamin F. Butler, 77, died Wednesday, May 26, 1999, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road, with the Rev. D. Kenneth Wright officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mr. Butler, a native of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., was an Army veteran of World War II and had retired with the rank of sergeant first class. He was a member of American Legion and AMVETS. He was a special education school bus driver for Richmond County schools for 11 years.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Old Butler; two sons, Richard B. Butler, Evans, and Douglas F. Butler, Loganville; four daughters, Diana S. Butler, Augusta, Maureen E. Lamberth, Blythe, Irene J. Eckles, Las Vegas, and Ruth Ann Waller, Martinez; two brothers, Stanley M. Butler, Haines City, Fla., and Graham O. Butler, Washington; a sister, Dora Cox, Poteau, Okla.; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of a military honor guard.

Memorials may be made to Medical College of Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1120 15th St., Augusta, GA 30912; or to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.