Meridian Star


November 22, 2012

Ray Butler


    MACON – Services for Ray Butler will be held Friday, at 11 a.m., at Cockrell Funeral Chapel, Macon, with Bro. Matthew Green and Bro. Gerald Butler officiating. Burial will be in Shuqualak Cemetery with Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Butler, 73, of Shuqualak, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was born April 14, 1939, to the late Henry Hurbert and Christine Presley Butler. He was a graduate of Shuqualak High School and served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. On Dec. 23, 1966, he was married to the former Miss Brenda Thompson, who survives him. Ray was a heavy equipment operator and mechanic who had worked for Presley Construction Company of Shuqualak, Waters Truck and Tractor in Columbus, and for B & W in West Point. He was widely known as a very generous man who actually would, as the saying goes, “give you the shirt off his back”. Ray attended Shuqualak Baptist Church and always enjoyed hunting and fishing.

    Survivors include his wife, Brenda Thompson Butler of Shuqualak; one daughter, Julie Butler (Justin) Moffett of Macon; one brother, Jerry Butler (Gayle) of Meridian; as well as two much beloved grandchildren: Hannah and Parker Moffett.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jimmy Butler; and, also by twin infant brothers.

    The family requests that no flowers be sent but instead please send all memorials to Central Academy, P.O. Box 23, Macon, MS 39341.

    You may sign the online register book at

    Visitation will be Friday, from 10 a.m. until service time, at the funeral home.

Text Only
Biz Marquee
New Today

A majority of House members approved a motion to sue President Obama for exceeding his constitutional boundaries. The lawsuit will focus on the presidents overhaul of health care. Do you think the lawsuit is warranted?

     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide