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Herman Calvin Butler

Services for Herman Calvin Butler, of Longivew, Texas, are 2p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove, La. Therewill also be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, atWinterfield United Methodist Church in Longview.

Mr. Butler, 94, died on Jan. 1, 2009, in Longview. He was bornin Oak Grove on Jan. 1, 1915.

He attended school in Oak Grove. In the 1930s and 1940s, heworked in the oil field and for the Santa Fe Railroad. He retiredfrom National Tank Co. on Jan. 1, 1980.

He married Omah Spillyard on Jan. 1, 1932, in Forest, La. Duringtheir marriage, they lived in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana andMississippi. They were residents of Brookhaven from 1951 until 1980and were members of First Baptist Church and Brookhaven CountryClub.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife and mother ofhis children, Omah Butler; his second wife, Helen Butler; his sons,Tom and Herbie; four brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors are his sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and BeckyButler, of Longview, James and Harriet Butler, of Greer, S.C., andElizabeth Butler, of Monroe, La.; nine grandchildren; ninegreat-grandchildren; and his brother and sister-in-law, John andElsie Butler, of Jasper, Texas.

The family requests that memorials be made to Beacon Hospice,Box 5908, Longview, TX 75608.