June 25, 1933 – April 3, 2013
NATCHEZ — Services for Mark “Paw Paw” Butler, 79, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at his residence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zion Chapel Church No. 2 in Kingston with the Rev. Walter L. Smith Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Mr. Butler was born June 25, 1933, in Natchez, the son of Hollis Green Sr. and Lucille Butler Green. He was retired from Southern Lumber Company of Crosby and Adams County District two.
Mr. Butler loved gardening.
He was Methodist.
Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his wife, Celestine Butler; his parents; two sisters, Louise Gaines and Deloris Edwards; one great-grandson, Carlos Moe Wright; and one son-in-law, Lorenzo Jordan.
Survivors include eight children, Charlotte Nickson and husband, Tom, Marcus Butler and wife, Cynthia, George Butler and wife, Daphne, Andrew Butler and wife, Zina, Lutricha Parker and husband, Larry, and Patricia Butler, all of Houston, Texas, Dorothy Myles, Yvonne Jordan and husband, Fleming, all of Natchez; two adopted children, Lavonne Travis and husband, Jeremy, of Houston and Reginald Butler of Natchez; two godchildren, Laura Ann Reynold and Michael Joe Jones, both of Natchez; four brothers, Luke Green and wife, Bertha, of McComb, Hollis Green and wife, Laura, Clarence Green and wife, Ethel, and James Green, all of Natchez; five sisters, Bonnie Hatfield and husband, the Rev. Anthony Hatfield, and Marie Conner, all of Missouri City, Texas, Jellena Johnson and husband, Randolph, Shirley Dawson and husband, Authur, and Mamie R. Green, all of Natchez; a special aunt, Hattie M. Davis of Arkon, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to www.bateastefuneralhomes.com.