DOUGLAS, Ga.- Mr. Fred E. Butler, age 97, of Douglas, passed away Monday, March 15, 2004, at the Coffee Regional Medical Center, following an extended illness.
Mr. Butler, a native of Gwinnett County, had lived in Bacon County, Jeff Davis County and Douglas, Coffee County area for many years.
He was the son of the late James Thomas Butler and the late Sarah Frances Thurman Butler and husband of the late Lola Malloy Butler Butler.
He was a retired rancher. Mr. Butler was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two daughter, Rachael Evelyn Byrd of Macon and Anna Ruth Dorn of North Augusta; four sons, Ronnie Wayne Butler Sr. of North Augusta, Roy Jack Butler of Dearing, Larry Butler of Hazlehurst, and Kennon Frederick Butler of Baxley; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning, March 18, 2004, at 10 a.m., at the chapel of Ricketson Funeral Home with Rev. Matt Rutledge officiating. Interment was in the Douglas City Cemetery.
Ricketson Funeral Home of Douglas was in charge of arrangements.