Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 2014, from 2-6 p.m. at Byas Funeral Home in Shelby and from 2-2:30 p.m. at Zion Grove M.B. Church in Shelby.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Jefferick Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery in Duncan.
He is survived by his wife Mary Butler of Shelby; sons George Brown of Boyle, Rev. Jefferick Butler of Shelby and Christopher Roby of Jackson; daughters Zatara Bolden of Olive Branch, Sharon Bane and Sharon Stacker, both of Clarksdale, Samantha Croft of Atlanta, Ga., Williett Hewlett of Chicago, Latoya Sutton of Lancaster, Penn., and Diane Taylor of Mound Bayou; brothers Tommie Todd, J.W. Todd and John Todd, all of Memphis; sisters Jewel Davis of Shelby, Catherine Burks and Bernice Seaton of Memphis; 16 grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.