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Sarah Jeanette (Huff) Butler

June 26, 1931February 18, 2021

Sarah Jeanette Huff Butler, 89, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Trinity Village in Hickory after a several years of declining health. She was born on June 26, 1931 to the late James W. Huff and Estelle Huff in Oglethorpe County, GA. In her earlier years, Jeanette was an active in the bowling circles in the Mid-Atlantic area, participating and organizing tournaments, competitive ballroom dancing, and in later years, giving to numerous organizations. Jeanette worked for Hickory Springs for 42 years before she retired. After her retirement, Jeanette spent most of her time in the kitchen cooking meals for her family and friends. She was a very loving mother and grandmother. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Butler; son, Timothy William Butler; grandson, Carl William Butler; and brothers Clyde Huff, Albert Huff, Gene Huff, and Lamar Huff. Survivors include her son, Carl Butler and Sonya Stamey of Hickory; grandchildren, Jenna Leigh Butler, Bryant Butler, Aaron Schmidt, Jody Butler; daughter-in-law, Louanna Strom and husband Jerry; and a number of nieces and nephews. Jeanette will lie in state on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Hickory Funeral Home. The family will not be present. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hickory Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Dr. Wayne Caviness will be officiating the service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658.

Services

  • LIE IN STATE

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • VISITATION

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • BURIAL

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

Sarah Jeanette (Huff) Butler

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Betty Ann Reinhardt

February 19, 2021

Such a dear, special neighbor and mostly a 2nd Mom. She was my Mama's close friend and always there for her. Over the years they traded lots of cigarettes and lots of laughs. My Daddy also cared so deeply for Jeanette. I was thankful to have Jeanette with us for the 24 years since Daddy went on to Heaven & Mama followed 21 months to the day. I will miss visiting her and telling her my stories and hear her laugh. And she always gave me good, honest advice. Carl, you have been the most devoted son I have ever known. All my sympathy and All my love, Betty Ann.

David Ledford

February 19, 2021

Carl so sorry for your loss. Sonya and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

David and Sonya Ledford

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY