Mr. Butcher died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born July 12, 1940, in Knoxville, Tenn., he was a son of the late Brown and Clara Johnson Butcher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Mr. Butcher was a retired carpenter and lived here in Habersham County for more than 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hiking, woodworking, making crafts and most of all, spending time with his family. Mr. Butcher was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Angela Butcher of Mt. Airy; son and fiancé, Tracey Butcher and Renee Burton of Hollywood Community, Clarkesville; and son, Robbie Butcher of Alto; daughter, Lisa Hayes of Cornelia; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Lisa Butcher of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Krystal Martin, Stephanie Hayes, Ashley Hayes, Kenneth M. Butcher, Devin Butcher, Samuel Butcher, Kayla Butcher, Alicia Burton, Brandon Burton; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Circle of Hope, P.O. Box 833, Cornelia, GA 30531.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
December 19, 2012