November 23, 1923 ~ April 12, 2002

Born in: Henderson Co., NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville ~ Louise Elizabeth Godfrey Butler, 78, of Chapel Hill Road, died Friday, April 12, 2002 in a local nursing home.

A native of Henderson County, Mrs. Butler was a daughter of the late Catherine Summey Godfrey and Albert Godfrey.

Mrs. Butler retired from Vanderbilt Shirt Factory as a sewing machine operator and was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Rex M. Butler of the home; a daughter, Shirley Lamb of Leicester; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie Ray of Baltimore, MD, Eva Huntsinger and Ella Mae Morrow, both of West Asheville and a brother, William Godfrey of Arden.

A funeral service will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 PM at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Reverends Jack Presnell and Cecil Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 7:30 PM Saturday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road where Mrs. Butler will remain until thirty minutes prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Baptist Church, 9 Chapel Hill Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

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