Miles~Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the services for Stephen Urell Butler, age 65, who passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. He was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County. He retired from the Hazlehurst Mills maintenance department and a member and deacon of Miles Chapel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Butler; parents, Joel and Susie Beck Butler; two brothers, James Leon Butler and John Allison Butler, Sr.
Survivors include three children, Melinda Edwards and husband Chet of Hazlehurst; James Hayes and wife Tiffany Baxley and Judy Breedlove of Baxley; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace Rogers of Hartwell, William Breedlove of Baxley, Nichole McCallister of Waycross, Hailey Hayes of Baxley, Laura Disharoon of Hazlehurst, Emma Disharoon of Hazlehurst, Sarah Disharoon of Hazlehurst and Chasen Edwards of Hazlehurst; two great grandchildren, Gracie Rae Griffin of Baxley and Zion Ladon Rogers of Hartwell; two brothers, Joel Butler and wife Pat of Jacksonville and Julian Butler and wife Darlene of Baxley; one sister, Maggie Moore and husband Bobby of Palatka, FL; two sisters in-law, Anelda Butler of Hazlehurst and Madeline Butler of Baxley; several nieces nephews and other family.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 30, 2016 at 2pm at Christ Community Church with the Reverend Jerry Rogers and Reverend Doug Weisel officiating.
Mr. Butler will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services.
Interment will follow in the Miles Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 6-8pm at Christ Community Church.
Active Pallbearers will be Stanley Beck, James Horton, Bill Gay, Randy Brown, Anthony Disharoon, William Breedlove, Mike Turner and Austin Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Miles Chapel Baptist Church and all others in attendance.
Friends and family may sign the online guest book at milesnobles.com.
Miles~Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory will be serving the family of Stephen Urell Butler.