Mrs. Mattie Raybon Butler, age 95, of Murfreesboro, TN., passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015. A lifelong native of Rutherford County. She was the daughter of the late Odie Raybon and Lucy Raybon.
She is also preceded in death by her husband William H. Butler, Sr., two sisters Ophelia Raybon McFerrin and Odiestine Raybon Herndon and Great granddaughter Ayanna Simmons.
Mrs. Mattie Butler was hired by the City School System as an Educator under Superintendent Baxter Hobgood. She taught at Bradley Elementary School for 10 years under Mrs. Emma Roberts and 20 years at Bellwood Elementary School under Mrs. Ruth Bowdoin and Mr. Tom Hartley.
The body will lie in state at Rucker Memorial Chapel Friday, October 2, 2015 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Visitation with the family will follow from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, October 3, 2015. Visitation with family from 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Services will begin at 12:00 noon at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Murfreesboro, TN. Reverend Robert Keesee is the Eulogist. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to Rucker Memorial Chapel. (615) 895-2200