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Vernon Butler

August 21, 1938 — January 16, 2022

Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Terrell Butler will be conducted Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Phalti Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Reverend Wade Mathis and Reverend Billy Bridges will officiate. Mr. Butler, age 83, entered into the eternal rest of his Lord late Sunday morning, January 16, 2022, at Magee General Hospital in Magee, MS. Saulters Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Butler was born August 21, 1938, in Jefferson Davis county to John Ethel and Susie Lee Butler. As a young man, he enlisted in the Army National Guard, where he served as a cook. Afterward, he spent most of his career as a Foreman for Jefferson Davis County. Mr. Butler raised his family in the Clem community where, on his small farm, he raised a garden, cattle and hogs. A yearly event that his family remembers very well was hog killing day on Thanksgiving. From the kids scraping the slaughtered hog, to the elder women getting the chitterlings ready, this big day was truly a family affair and nothing was wasted but the "squeal". Later the same night, all the family members enjoyed a huge feast of fresh pork. Besides having a passion for Southern Gospel Music, Mr. Butler enjoyed watching his RFD television station, where he regularly tuned into the Price Is Right and his favorite sports broadcasts. He will also be remembered as a great cook; his family recalls wonderful meals that included his fried cornbread and homemade pancakes. Mr. Butler was also known for his good humor; enjoying fun gadgets of all sorts, such as the "Big Mouth Billy Bass" singing fish and other prank toys. He was a member of Phalti Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Nollie Butler; his parents, John Ethel and Susie Butler; 2 step-daughters, Theresa Halbert and Doris Temple; 2 step-sons, Jimmy Mathis and Alton Mathis; his grandson, Reginald Butler and 2 brothers, Ethel Ray Butler and J.N. Butler. Mr. Butler's memory will be cherished by his daughter, Nollie "Tera" Butler of Clem; his step-son, Terry Mathis (Sherry) of Clem; a step-daughter, Kathy Lytle (Dennis) of Lonestar; 3 sisters, Hazel Bridges of Whitesand, Inez Hall of Mt. Olive and Irma Mae McInnis of Clem; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a host of great-great grandchildren. Serving as Pallbearers are, Tom Hall, Tim Hall, Kyle Mathis, Andrew Smith, Chris Griffith, Charles Halbert and James Reynolds. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 12:00 PM until the hour of service at 2:00 PM at Phalti Baptist Church. Online condolences and a guest registry are availabe at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com
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