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Mavis Butler Coleman

Tabor City

Posted on: 12.13.2017 at 11:05 a.m.

Mavis Butler Coleman, 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. She was born Feb. 15, 1927 in Tabor City, the daughter of the late John Graddie and Mary Caroline Gore Cox. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She had a strong faith and love for God and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for many years.
She was a kind, loving person always with a smile, positive attitude and loved helping others. She loved life, her family and her many friends. Mavis will never be gone because she is part of who we are and she is in all of us. She taught us how to live and how to love.
She was married to the late Robert Edward “Ned” Butler for 33 years and the late R.C. Coleman Jr., for seven years. In addition to her parents and spouses she was preceded in death by two brothers, L.B. Cox and Don Cox; two sisters, Tina Williamson and Ruby Cox; and a stepson, Dr. David Coleman.
Final rites will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with burial in the Myrtle Green Cemetery. Visitation will be held, Saturday, Dec. 16 one hour prior to the service in the church. Inman Ward Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Survivors include her children, Bob Butler and wife, E’Lonna of Conway, S.C. and Candy Butler West and husband, Ron, of Durham; one stepdaughter, Judy Coleman Caines of Tabor City; four grandchildren, Dr. Chad Butler and wife, Dr. Jen Butler, Jeff Butler and wife, Melanie, both of Conway, S.C., Casey West Novak and husband, Andrew, of Raleigh and Courtney West (Steve Kerr) of Charlotte; six great-grandchildren, Blane Butler, Benji Butler, Cami Butler, Madi Butler, Lucas Novak and Lucy Novak; and one sister-in-law, Sandy Cox of Tabor City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 410 E. 5th Street, Tabor City, N.C. 28463.
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