George Washington BUTLER George Washington BUTLER Living BUTLER Living BUTLER Living BUTLER Living BUTLER Merle WEAVER David Salter BUTLER Elizabeth SALTER Mini tree diagram

Moss Merseles BUTLER3,1,4,2

15th Oct 19131,2 - 6th Oct 20101

Life History

15th Oct 1913

Born in Jonestown, Coahoma, Mississippi.1,2


Married Merle WEAVER.1

22nd May 1989

Death of Merle WEAVER in Jonestown, Coahoma, Mississippi.1,5,1

6th Oct 2010

Died in at Indywood Glen, Greenwood, Leflore, Mississippi.1

after 6th Oct 2010

Buried in Jonestown Cemetery, Jonestown, Coahoma, Mississippi.1

Other facts


Birth of daughter Living BUTLER


Birth of daughter Living BUTLER


Birth of son Living BUTLER


Birth of daughter Living BUTLER


  • 1920 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi, 5 May, Jonestown,District 2, page 27A,  Hse #599, Fam #624
    Butler, G W  Head  Owns M W 45 MS MS MS Planter
    Butler, Elizabeth S Wife F W 38 Married NY Penn Germany
    Butler, M M  Son M W 6 MS MS NY

    Jack Dodson provides a detailed Memorial for Moss Butler.

    Moss Merseles "Snooky" Butler
    Birth  Oct. 15, 1913 Jonestown, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    Death  Oct. 6, 2010 Mississippi

    Moss Merseles (Snooky) Butler, 96, a retired farmer, died Wednesday,October 06, 2010, at Indywood Glen in Greenwood, Mississippi.

    Mr. Butler was born on October 15, 1913 in Jonestown, Mississippi, theson of George Washington Butler and Elizabeth Salter Butler. Hegraduated from Jonestown High School in 1932, attended MillsapsCollege in Jackson, then graduated from Mississippi State College inStarkville in 1937, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.He received a degree in Civil Engineering at Mississippi State andthen earned a Degree in Law from the Jackson School of Law in 1940.

    He operated farming interests near Jonestown for many years, where hewas a member of the Jonestown United Methodist Church and served aschairman of the Board of Stewards until the church closed in 2003. Hesubsequently joined St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Clarksdale.He was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a shriner.

    Mr. Butler had many interests. He was a member of the MississippiState Bar Association in addition to being a Registered ProfessionalEngineer. He served as a director of the Mississippi School BoardAssociation and locally, he was a member of the Coahoma County SchoolBoard where he served as president for 16 years. He also served aspresident of the Jonestown Cemetery Board, as a member of the Board ofDirectors of the Jonestown Peanut Corporation, the Board of Directorsof the Jonestown, and the Board of Directors of the Coahoma CountyFarm Bureau.

    Mr. Butler was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Merle WeaverButler.

    Survivors include his son, George W. (Bunky) Butler and his wife,Audrey, his daughter Elizabeth Melton and her husband, Floyd ofGreenwood, his daughter Merlyn Dodson and her husband, Jack, ofClarksdale, and his daughter Anne Butler of Overland Park, Kansas;

    seven grandchildren, George Butler and wife Leigh of Jackson, AllisonButler Fielder and husband Allen of Jackson, Floyd Melton III and wifeLisa of Greenwood, Moss Melton and wife Shannon of Greenwood, BlewettMelton of Nashville, TN, Rob Dodson and wife Meredith of Franklin, TN,and Lyn Dodson of Atlanta, GA.;

    twelve great grandchildren, Brent and Kathryn Butler of Jackson,Walker and Abby Fielder of Jackson, Floyd IV and Anne Craig Melton ofGreenwood, Ainsley and Salter Melton of Greenwood, Grace, Ava, andLily Dodson of Franklin, TN, and Gates Allen of Oxford, MS.;

    nieces Barbara Butler and husband Don Ringsmuth of East Hampton, NY,Suzy Butler Hutton of Long Beach, CA, Dibba Butler Hamilton andhusband Ben of Hampton, V A., Carolyn Little Kennington and husbandBruce of Ocean City, MD, and Barbara Jordan Fuller and husband Robertof Osceola, AR.

    Published in Clarion Ledger on October 7, 2010

    George Washington Butler (1875 - 1959)
    Elizabeth Salter Butler (1881 - 1970)
    Spouse Merle Weaver Butler (1913 - 1989)
    Burial Jonestown Cemetery, Coahoma County, Mississippi

    Maintained by Jack77, Originally Created by Faye Nations McCardle Oct07, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial# 59721200,


  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Coahoma County, Mississippi
    • 5 May, Jonestown, District 2, page 27A,  Hse #599, Fam #624
  • 3. Jack Dodson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 25 August 2011
  • 4. Jack Dodson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 26 August 2011
  • 5. Social Security Death Index

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