Dateline: September 13, 2007

Perlie Eugene Butler, 68, of Anderson, SC, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2007, at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2007, at the Fellowship Wesleyan Church, officiated by Rev. George Brassard. Services were under the arrangement of Woodland-Sosebee Funeral Home of Anderson, SC.

Mr. Butler was born in Hedley on November 8, 1938. He was the son of the late Alexander and Florence Butler. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers, Alavie and Jimmy Butler and two sisters, Melissa Price and Bessie Kunkel. Coach Don ‘The Bear’ Haskins, head coach of UTEP and basis for the movie Glory Road was a former basketball coach for Mr. Butler during his playing days in high school.

He is survived by a daughter Donna Lynn Graham; three brothers, Henry, G.L., and R.E. Butler, sisters: Oneda McCracken, Elnora Corona, Marie Burchfield, Hatti Butler and Alta Condran, and granddaughter: Brandi Cofer.



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