Phyllis Butler, 52, of Lenoir, N.C., formerly of Calhoun

Phyllis Butler, 52, of Lenoir, N.C., formerly of Calhoun, went home to be with the Lord on June 23, 2004, at Caldwell County Hospice, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born Aug. 10, 1951, in Orma, W.Va., a daughter of the late Willie F. and Beatrice Carpenter Butler. She was of Baptist faith and worked for American & Efird.

She is survived by her husband, Larry L. Butler of Lenoir; son, Larry L. "Lee" Butler Jr. of Lenoir; daughter, Cassie R. Butler of Lenoir; two brothers, Earline Dale "Bud" Wears of Ohio and Carmen G. "Shorty" Butler of Lenoir; four sisters, Geraldine "Gerri" Skinner and her husband, Bill, of Florida, Bernadine Underwood of Lenoir, Pauline "Polly" Cunningham of Castle Hayne, N.C., and Dinah Butler of Lenoir; and 14 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Pendry's Funeral Home Chapel, Lenoir, N.C., with Chaplain Steven Butler officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.