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George Palmer Butler, 84, member of Woodburn Baptist Church

LELAND — George Palmer Butler, 84, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Silver Stream Nursing Home. He was born and raised around the Whiteville, N.C., area and had been a member of Woodburn Baptist Church in Leland.

Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Hewett Butler; mother, Mae Simmons; parents, Will and Annie Butler; and sisters, Margie, Jeanette and Alice.

He is survived by his children, Kenneth Butler (Glenna), Pamela Custer (William) and Douglas Butler; siblings, John Henry, Eugene, and Mildred; and grandchildren, Nicole, Jennifer, Kendall, Rebecca and Christopher.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in Greenlawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. Duncan Futrelle officiating.

“The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalms 34:18

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