Charles Melvin Butler

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Services for Charles Melvin Butler, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Friday, April 20, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Brookhavenwith burial in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home onNatchez Avenue is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 10 p.m. at the funeral home,and on Friday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of theservice.

Mr. Butler, 65, died April 17, 2007, at his residence. He wasborn in Brookhaven on Jan. 19, 1942, to Sammy Butler and LillianRichardson Butler.

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He had worked in mobile home sales in Louisiana, and withNations Pontiac in Brookhaven. He served in the United States ArmyReserve. He was an active member and deacon at Pleasant GroveBaptist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher of theHarvesters Couples class and Discipleship class. He was presidentof the Lincoln County Baptist Men’s Association and president ofPleasant Grove Men’s Brotherhood. He was past president of theHurricane Lake Association.

Preceding him in death were his parents and hisgrandparents.

Survivors are his wife, Frances Butler, of Brookhaven; hisdaughters, Stacey Lynn Butler Lovette and husband Brad, of DenhamSprings, La., and Dana Suzanne Butler Smith and husband Jeff, ofBrookhaven; his stepdaughters, Denise Diane Taylor Penton, ofCovington, and Monica Ann Taylor Morris and husband Kevin, ofBranson, Mo.; his brothers, Gene Butler and wife Ellen, ofBrookhaven, and Sammie Lee Butler and wife Diane, of Baton Rouge,La.; his sister, Marie Butler Simoneaux and husband Doug, of DenhamSprings; his grandchildren, Corey Charles and Keith PatrickHickman, Madison and Kayleigh Lovette, Ryan and Carly Smith, Kane,Kasey and Kody Penton, and Brandon, Monique and Caleb Sharpe; andhis nieces and nephew, Tera Bourgouis, Jeff Simoneaux and TinaLambert.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant GroveBuilding Fund.