BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mr. Charlie Butler, Sr., 88, of Clearmont Street, entered into rest December 22, 2008 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, De- cember 27, 2008 at Young Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Transou officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Butler, a native of Edgefield County, was a United States Navy Veteran and a retiree of the Clearwater Finishing Plant. He was a member and deacon of Young Macedonia Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the deacons board and secretary of the church for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Mamie (Sam) Stallings; three sons, Charlie (Lettie) Butler, Jr., Henry Butler, and John (Alberta) Butler, a stepdaughter, Ruby T. Mackie; a stepson, Marshall (Barbara) Turner; a brother, Henry (Justine) Butler; three sisters, Mamie Martin, Min. Pearl (Rev. Johnnie) Highsmith, and Mariah Butler; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Butler, Min. Nellie Butler, North Augusta, and Rosa O'Conner; godson, Maurice Mealing; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Friends may call at the residence of his son, Charlie (Lettie) Butler, Jr., 265 Clearmont Street. G. L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C. (803) 279-0026.
The Augusta Chronicle-December 26, 2008