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Henry Dwight Butts

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Dec. 12, 1943 — April 25, 2019

GOLDSBORO — Henry Dwight Butts, 75, of Salem Church Road, died Thursday at Wilson Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, U.S. 70 West. There will be a time of sharing with the family from 10-11 a.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home before the service.

Surviving are his wife, Etheleen Stephenson Butts; sons, Henry Dwight “Hank” Butts Jr. (Debbie) and Joseph Chong “Joe” Butts (Melissa) all of Wilson; and daughter, Janet Lee Butts Allen (John) of Wilmington; sister, Carolyn Davis of Newport; stepdaughters, Gilda Hope James Monterone, Eleanor Dianne James Pierce, Wanda Kay James Bragg (Ronnie) and Celia Gayle James Gwaltney (Wayne) all of Goldsboro; stepsons, William Craig James and Jesse Berry James Jr., both of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Logan Butts, Madison Butts, Joseph Chong Butts Jr., Cohen Butts and John David Allen Jr.; step-grandchildren, Darle Ray Moore (Tiona), Wendy Herring (David), John Monterone (M.J.), Ronald Alan Pierce (Cheryl), Josh March, Jesse March, Miranda Powell, Jarvis Gwaltney, Morgan Gwaltney (Sara), Samuel Gwaltney, Krisha James, April Hughes (Kevin), Scott James (Mandy), Jeffery James (Amber), Daniel Helfer, Matthew Helfer and Jonathan Helfer; 17 great-grandchildren; and special nephew, Earlton Lucas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mamie Lee Ford Butts and William Henry Butts.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Wilson and Masonic Lodge 712, AF & AM. He proudly served as a U.S. Army sergeant in the Korean War.

Memorials may be made to the Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565.

Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home, Cemetery and Cremation, Goldsboro. Condolences may be made through www.evergreenmemorialservice.com.