Claude Lee Butler
Claude Butler of Bluford Dies; Rites Tomorrow

Claude Lee Butler, 54, of Bluford, died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday at Good 
Samaritan Hospital.  He was a carman for the Illinois Central Railroad.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Bluford 
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Roy Beal and the Rev. L.C. Irby officiating.  
Burial will be in East Hickory Hill cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Bluford Funeral Home, where friends 
may call after 4:00 today.

He was born October 20, 1909, in Patoka, Ill., the son of C.L. and 
Mildred Lousettie (Harshbarger) Butler.

On December 24, 1934, he was married to Jewell Johnson, who survives.

Other survivors include his step-mother, Mrs. Josephine Butler of 
Bluford; one daughter, Mrs. Claudette Hurst of Mt. Vernon; one brother, 
Clyde Butler of Rochelle; one sister, Mrs. C.O. Lowery of Centralia and 
three grandchildren.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bluford.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: May 1964
Submitted by: Sandy Bauer
Relationship - First cousin, twice removed

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