Ethel Dale Butler passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019 at the age of 97.
Mrs. Butler was born August 4, 1921 in San Diego, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Sylvia Dale; her beloved husband, George N. Butler; her sisters, Evelyn Buck of Philadelphia and Pauline Palmer of Atlanta, Ga.; her brother, Walter Edward Dare, Jr. of Long Beach, California; and her first grandson, Matthew Mull of Delmar, California.
Survivors include her daughter, Deanna Lacy (Willy) of Cumberland, VA.; grandchildren Kelly Foster, Eric Mull (Jennifer) and Ryder Mull of Chesterfield, VA., Tracy Mull of Delmar, CA; and great-grandchildren DJ Foster of Dallas, Texas, Connor Mull, Lindsay Mull, and Briana Mull of Chesterfield, VA., and Jaden Shands of Delmar California.
She grew up in Orlando Fl., while living in Jacksonville, Fl. she worked as a teller at the Florida National Bank and became the first female President of the Employee’s Club, after she married George Butler, who was a Vice President of the bank, they moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fl where she was active in the Navy Club, The First Christian Church and volunteered at Broward General Hospital. In retirement she lived in Griffin, Ga. where the Art Association and Garden Club kept her busy. Mrs. Butler was fascinated by the Dead Sea Scrolls and lectured on them periodically. As a widow she moved to Virginia in 1997 to be near her family and resided at Brandermill Woods for 22 years until her death. The family would like to express sincere thanks to the fine caregivers and staff at Brandermill Woods for their loving services to her.
Cremation was handled by Affinity Funeral Service of Richmond, Va. Interment and a graveside service will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville, Ga. at a later date.