Elizabeth Butler

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Elizabeth M. Butler
ZUNI—Elizabeth Mathheus Butler, 76, of the 7500 block of Yellow Hammer Road, died Dec. 28, 2008, in Sentara Obici Hospital.
A native of Russellville, Ala., she was the daughter of the late James and Virgie Jackson Mathheus.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 59 years, Ernest L. Butler; three daughters, Phyllis Erie of Indiana, Betty Jean Pierce and husband Larry of Russellville and Melinda Butler and husband Jimmy of Zuni; three sons, James Butler and wife Sheila of Russellville, Billy Joe Butler and wife Holly of Portsmouth and Floyd Butler and wife Christy of Suffolk; one brother, Earl Mathheus of Russellville; 26 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased be two brothers, James and Leon Mathheus; a sister, Mary Williams; a daughter, Elizabeth “Tinnie”; a granddaughter, Kimberly and a grandson, James David.
A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel, with the Rev. Michael D. Halley officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.snellingsfuneralhome.com.