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Celebrating the life of
Betty Stanley Butler
June 01, 1927 - April 30, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Tuesday, May 09, 2017
  • Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church
  • 429 Abercorn Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-232-0191
  • Interment Will Be Private

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Dear Malcolm and Lee--there just aren't enough words to say how much your loving mother and wife will be missed. How fondly I remember those wonderful Sunday lunches at The Golf Club. Families gathering every Sunday to enjoy good company and good food. I am very sure that Mother and Daddy had a table all ready for Betty with her favorite food and drink. My love and thoughts with all of you during this time. Please give each other hugs and ALWAYS say I LOVE YOU, every day.

Margaret Masters, Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Malcolm, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. May her soul rest in peace. God bless.

Capt. Lux Lakshman, Savannah, GA

Lee Butler Family: My thoughts are with you. We will all miss Betty.

Jack D. Lee, Savannah, GA

Malcolm and family, so sorry to read about Mrs.Butler's death. I think about your daughters quite a bit. I remember the day that Bess started to walk.I appreciate all that you and Donna did for me many years ago.Please remember me to the family.

Mary Bragg Santillanez, Orangeburg, S C

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Betty Butler's family. I remember Mrs. Butler reaching out to me in kindness after my first moving back to the United States. I know she was proud of her entire family, which includes her husband C. Lee Butler, and her son, Malcolm Butler, who have provided years of loyal service and advice to me and my extended family. We send our most heartfelt condolences from California.

Gigi Bousquet, San Francisco, CA

Sorry for your lost my condolence goes out to your family.Its never easy to deal with a lost, because truthfully death wasn't Gods original purpose for mankind. the bible do talks about a resurrection hope at John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; I really hope this scripture bring peace , it really help me to deal with my lost that I experienced. There's also more topics at www.Jw.org

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DEAR NAN, I AM SO SORRY TO SEE THE NEWS THAT BETTY HAS DIED. THE STANLEY FAMILY IS A SPECIAL PART OF MY MEMORIES OF MY SAVANNAH DAYS. I CAN HEAR THE CHEERY GREETING OF BETTY WHEN ON OCCASION OUR PATHS WOULD CROSS ON OUR MANY VISITS TO SAVANNAH. KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY. DICKY AND ADALINE ROYCE

Dicky Royce, Athens, GA

Our sincere condolence goes out to the family of Betty. Love and blessings sent to Lee and his children and his grandchildren and to Betty's surviving family.

Dr and Mrs. Rhangos, Savannah, Ga

Wonderful Memories !!! Vivian and Walter Geiger

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We are thinking of you. Prayers.

The Browns, Chickasha ,

Thinking of our lovely neighbors and their terrific daughters today. Love to you all.

Bobby & Liz, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Betty was always such a ray of sunshine at the Y when she would come to take Tai-Chi. A lady that was always a class act ...while displaying a humbled side of her as well. She will be dearly missed in our earthly life, but forever an angel above !! I regret that I will not be able to attend Betty's service as I too am preparing to lose my stepfather in Florida and will be here with my Mom until the good Lord takes him home. I wish you comfort and peace!! God bless! My love always, Dede Roberts

Dede Roberts, Savannah , Georgia

We are sad to hear about the passing of your mother and grandmother. I know she was very important and loved by you. You are in our thoughts - Darsey, Rebecca and Lucie. What a wonderful, full life Betty had, and to have had her partner with her for so many years. Take care and take time. Diane, karl, Sam and Jack

Diane Terrell & Family, Atlanta, GA

I am so sorry to hear that Betty has died. Thinking of the whole family. My prayers are with you all.

Harriet Harvey, Savannah, GA

I, too, have happy memories of the friendship shared by our moms. Whenever they were together, I remember wide smiles and heartfelt laughter. Praying for your family at this time of grief and loss.

Jackie Parr Verner, Mableton, GA

Mrs. Butler (as I knew her) was such a good friend to our mother Newell Turner Parr and to so many in Savannah. My prayers are with you today. Blessings, Bonnie Parr Philipson

Bonnie Parr Philipson, Corvallis, OR

We express our condolences for the passing of Betty. Though hour contact was limited we had a great appreciation for her kindness and friendship. We know this is a great loss to the family.

Peggy and Stanley Harris, savannah, ga

We lived across the street from Malcolm in Ardsley Park, then moved to Fairway Oaks and Betty and Lee became our special neighbors and friends. We have missed them since they moved. Such a wonderful sweet and kind lady. Ed and I send our deepest sympathies to Lee and the family. Our prayers are with you.

Susu and Ed Cox, Savannah, GA

The picture of kindness, grace, and care. Our deepest sympathy for your loss -- Love and blessings to your family. "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand" ~ John 10:27-30

The Gilligan Family, Savannah, GA

Betty Stanley Butler, 89, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at her home. She was born in Thomasville, Georgia on June 1, 1927 to Eugene Anderson and Bess Darsey Stanley.

Betty’s father Gene, a GA Tech graduate, worked for the Georgia State Highway Department and the family moved from Thomasville to Moultrie and then to Atlanta, where her father was State Highway Engineer. In 1940, the family moved to Savannah where her father was General Superintendent for Espy Paving and Construction Co.

Betty was the oldest of the three Stanley girls, who include Nancy and Louise. After graduation from Savannah High School in 1945, she attended Wesleyan College in Macon for two years and then transferred to UGA, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, and graduated in 1949. For two years Betty taught 2nd grade at Charles Ellis Elementary school and then attended summer school at Duke University to take graduate courses.

Betty met Lee Butler at Duke, when he was finishing his undergraduate degree. They were married in August 1951 at Wesley Monumental Methodist Church, where Betty went on to be a Sunday School teacher for 25 years. They lived in Durham, NC for 2 years while Lee attended Duke Law School and where their daughter, Darsey, was born, and Betty retired from teaching at a school largely attended by the children of textile workers. After Lee’s graduation, they moved to Evanston, IL where Lee was a trust officer with the Northern Trust Bank. Their daughter, Julie, was born in Evanston, IL.

Lee and Betty moved to Savannah in 1957 when Lee joined the Citizens and Southern National Bank. The family was complete when Malcolm and Margaret were born in Savannah. Lee left C&S in 1970 to start Fiduciary Services Corp. which later became The Fiduciary Group.

Betty was happy for over 50 years to meet with her group of friends at “Club,” initially meeting every Monday and since the 70s they have met monthly. Betty was a Board Member of The Speech and Hearing Center, and was made a curator of the Georgia Historical Society. She gave many years of service to the Davenport House and was an early tour guide for the Historic Savannah Foundation, where she learned to drive a stick-shift Mercedes bus. Betty was a member of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, The Savannah Garden Club and The Junior League of Savannah for many years.

Betty is survived by her loving husband, Lee, of 65 years. In addition, she leaves 3 wonderful daughters, Elizabeth Darsey Butler of Atlanta, Julia Hampton Brasfield and her husband, Jeffrey Hunt Brasfield of Morehead City, NC, Margaret Butler Huguenin and her husband, J. Sanders Huguenin of Wise, VA, and son Malcolm Lee Butler and his wife, Julia Langley Butler of Savannah. She and Lee are the grandparents of nine super grandchildren, Rebecca Liliana Butler, Lucie Elizabeth Butler, Bennett Williams Brasfield, Edward Merrill Brasfield, Larkin Butler Eskew and her husband, Ryan Eskew, Natalie Williams Butler, Eleanor Bess Butler, John Lee Huguenin and Malcolm Edward Huguenin. Her surviving family includes Betty’s sister, Nancy Anderson Brown and her husband Brian S. Brown of Atlanta and brother-in-law Joe Anderson and his wife, Janet Anderson of Atlanta. She is also survived by numerous cousins and other family members.

The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church with a reception to follow. Interment will be private.

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Dear Malcolm and Lee--there just aren't enough words to say how much your loving mother and wife will be missed. How fondly I remember those wonderful Sunday lunches at The Golf Club. Families gathering every Sunday to enjoy good company and good food. I am very sure that Mother and Daddy had a table all ready for Betty with her favorite food and drink. My love and thoughts with all of you during this time. Please give each other hugs and ALWAYS say I LOVE YOU, every day.

Margaret Masters, Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Malcolm, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. May her soul rest in peace. God bless.

Capt. Lux Lakshman, Savannah, GA

Lee Butler Family: My thoughts are with you. We will all miss Betty.

Jack D. Lee, Savannah, GA

Malcolm and family, so sorry to read about Mrs.Butler's death. I think about your daughters quite a bit. I remember the day that Bess started to walk.I appreciate all that you and Donna did for me many years ago.Please remember me to the family.

Mary Bragg Santillanez, Orangeburg, S C

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Betty Butler's family. I remember Mrs. Butler reaching out to me in kindness after my first moving back to the United States. I know she was proud of her entire family, which includes her husband C. Lee Butler, and her son, Malcolm Butler, who have provided years of loyal service and advice to me and my extended family. We send our most heartfelt condolences from California.

Gigi Bousquet, San Francisco, CA

Sorry for your lost my condolence goes out to your family.Its never easy to deal with a lost, because truthfully death wasn't Gods original purpose for mankind. the bible do talks about a resurrection hope at John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; I really hope this scripture bring peace , it really help me to deal with my lost that I experienced. There's also more topics at www.Jw.org

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Candle tribute lit by Comer V Meadows — Georgia

DEAR NAN, I AM SO SORRY TO SEE THE NEWS THAT BETTY HAS DIED. THE STANLEY FAMILY IS A SPECIAL PART OF MY MEMORIES OF MY SAVANNAH DAYS. I CAN HEAR THE CHEERY GREETING OF BETTY WHEN ON OCCASION OUR PATHS WOULD CROSS ON OUR MANY VISITS TO SAVANNAH. KNOW THAT OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY. DICKY AND ADALINE ROYCE

Dicky Royce, Athens, GA

Our sincere condolence goes out to the family of Betty. Love and blessings sent to Lee and his children and his grandchildren and to Betty's surviving family.

Dr and Mrs. Rhangos, Savannah, Ga

Wonderful Memories !!! Vivian and Walter Geiger

, ,

We are thinking of you. Prayers.

The Browns, Chickasha ,

Thinking of our lovely neighbors and their terrific daughters today. Love to you all.

Bobby & Liz, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Betty was always such a ray of sunshine at the Y when she would come to take Tai-Chi. A lady that was always a class act ...while displaying a humbled side of her as well. She will be dearly missed in our earthly life, but forever an angel above !! I regret that I will not be able to attend Betty's service as I too am preparing to lose my stepfather in Florida and will be here with my Mom until the good Lord takes him home. I wish you comfort and peace!! God bless! My love always, Dede Roberts

Dede Roberts, Savannah , Georgia

We are sad to hear about the passing of your mother and grandmother. I know she was very important and loved by you. You are in our thoughts - Darsey, Rebecca and Lucie. What a wonderful, full life Betty had, and to have had her partner with her for so many years. Take care and take time. Diane, karl, Sam and Jack

Diane Terrell & Family, Atlanta, GA

I am so sorry to hear that Betty has died. Thinking of the whole family. My prayers are with you all.

Harriet Harvey, Savannah, GA

I, too, have happy memories of the friendship shared by our moms. Whenever they were together, I remember wide smiles and heartfelt laughter. Praying for your family at this time of grief and loss.

Jackie Parr Verner, Mableton, GA

Mrs. Butler (as I knew her) was such a good friend to our mother Newell Turner Parr and to so many in Savannah. My prayers are with you today. Blessings, Bonnie Parr Philipson

Bonnie Parr Philipson, Corvallis, OR

We express our condolences for the passing of Betty. Though hour contact was limited we had a great appreciation for her kindness and friendship. We know this is a great loss to the family.

Peggy and Stanley Harris, savannah, ga

We lived across the street from Malcolm in Ardsley Park, then moved to Fairway Oaks and Betty and Lee became our special neighbors and friends. We have missed them since they moved. Such a wonderful sweet and kind lady. Ed and I send our deepest sympathies to Lee and the family. Our prayers are with you.

Susu and Ed Cox, Savannah, GA

The picture of kindness, grace, and care. Our deepest sympathy for your loss -- Love and blessings to your family. "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand" ~ John 10:27-30

The Gilligan Family, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Jessie Gilligan — Georgia


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