- November 13, 1926 - November 18, 2012
- Douglasville, Georgia
of Brooks' Passing
Ephesus Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
PO Box 280
Winston, GA 30187
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“Evelyne, My sincere condolances go out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are being sent up for you now and in the future for comfort...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Marsha Green - Epworth, GA
“Evelyn, Betty Rigby just made us aware of Brooks' passing. We love you and your family and remember fond memories at Piedmont Baptist together before...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Doug & Gloria Fowler - Statesboro, GA
We were saddened to hear of Brook's passing. He was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. We know one day we will all meet again...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Elvis & Nancy Rush - Friend
“Mrs. Butterworth, So sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Butterworth was a great man. Loved growing up down the street from you all. Have some wonderful...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Kenny & Becky Law Shelley - GA
“Evelyn, Our prayers are with you during the time. We pray that you will feel God's arms around you, giving you the peace & comfort that only He can...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Bill & Jeanette Garner - GA
“Evelyn, you and Brooks have always been shining examples of God's love, and I know that he has a special place in heaven. We are unable to attend...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Eddie & Lynda McLeroy - Marietta, GA
“Evelyn, We are so sorry to hear of Brooks passing but we know he is with the Lord. Earl was so fortunate to have him as a teacher when he was a...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Earl and Noreen Gossage - GA
“Evelyn, we are very sorry to hear about Brooks. You were great neighbors and friends. Our prayers are with you and your family. Richard & Margaret
8 of 17 | Posted by: Richard & Margaret Law - GA
“Evelyn, We are sorry to hear about Brooks. He was a good man and a great coach. You and your family will be in our prayers. Verlon and Irene Reece
9 of 17 | Posted by: Verlon Reece - Kennesaw, GA
“Love you very much uncle brooks!
10 of 17 | Posted by: Greg butterworth - Calhoun, GA
“Evelyn, I am so sorry to hear about Brooks passing. He was always such a friendly, happy person. You and your family will be in my prayers. I know...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Tharp - MARIETTA, GA
“Evelyn, I was very sad to hear of Coach Butterworth's passing. He will forever live in my memory of those special times at Union County High School...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: George Berry - GA
“Dear Sweet Evelyn,
Heaven is surely shouting and Brooks is certainly in the arms of God...I pray that you are held in those very same arms and...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Janie & Terry Little - Villa Rica, GA
“One of Christianity's greatest ambassadors. Rest in peace, Friend.
14 of 17 | Posted by: Jackie & Roland Smith - Marietta, GA
“Our hearts broke when we heard the news of Brooks passing. We knew him for a short year, but made a great impact on us. God bless you and your loved...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Glenn & Blinda Petty - villa Rica, GA
Our hearts are heavy with sadness because your Family has lost a beloved member and we have lost a dear friend.
Love, Ken & Lynn
16 of 17 | Posted by: Kenneth & Lynn Garnto - Winston, GA
“The staff of Whitley Garner at Rosehaven extends our deepest sympathy to the Butterworth family.
17 of 17 | Posted by: Phillip Harrington - Douglasville, GA
Mr. James Brooks Butterworth, age 86, of Douglasville, GA passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012. He was born November 13, 1926 in Canton, GA, son of the late H. H. and Martha Coveney Butterworth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Anitria Redd. Mr. Butterworth was a Navy Veteran serving his country during World War II. He received his Masters degree from Vanderbilt University and his teaching career spanned 35 years in Gwinnett, Gilmer and Union Counties, finishing his career in Cobb County. He coached high school sports for 10 years. He served as a deacon for many years and was very active in many church capacities and especially enjoyed outreach ministries. He was presently a member of Ephesus Baptist Church. He also loved gardening and was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 58 years, Evelyn Butterworth; son-in-law, Raymond Redd; grandson, Chris Redd and his wife Courtney; granddaughter, Hannah Redd; brother, Gene Butterworth; one niece and two nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 2 – 4 PM and from 6 – 8 PM. The funeral service will be Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Ephesus Baptist Church with Dr. Billy Godwin and Reverend Clifton Duvall officiating. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta, GA.
Flowers accepted, but donations may be made in Mr. Butterworth's memory to Ephesus Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, P. O. Box 280, Winston, GA 30187.
Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com
Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246