Doris Butler Andrews, 87, of Dallas, Georgia, formerly of the New Georgia Community, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Gaines Park Assisted Living in Kennesaw.
She was born in Silver Grove, Kentucky on Jan. 10, 1930, the daughter of the late Joe Morgan Butler and the late Mary Aiken Butler. She lived most of her lifetime in the New Georgia Community and worked for a number of years as a secretary for Sears & Roebuck in Atlanta, but her main and most important occupation was that of wife, mother and homemaker. She loved antiquing, going to the mountains and enjoying a good day of fishing, raising a good vegetable garden and growing beautiful flowers, the Primitive Baptist Church, friends and her “precious family.” If you summed up her life in four words, it would be family, church, friends and antiquing — oh, and we might add also that she loved Elvis Presley. She had been a very loyal and dedicated member of the Union Primitive Baptist Church for more than 50 years, and she will be greatly missed by her family and the many friends whose lives she has enriched during her beautiful lifetime.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Ronnie Butler, Kenneth Butler, Alfred Butler, Herbert Butler and L. D. Butler; a son-in-law, Brad Petitt; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Butler.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Louis Frank Andrews; her children, Larry Andrews and his wife, Joanne, and Rick Andrews and his wife, Cindy, all of Cartersville, Sally Andrews of Cumming and Cindy Petitt of Trophy Club, Texas; a sister, Bonnie Pate and her husband, Jimmy, of Dallas; a brother, Tommy Butler and his wife, Neil, of Roebuck, South Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Butler and Barbara Butler, both of Marietta; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at 12 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at 12 p.m. from the chapel of the J. Hoyt Thomas Funeral Home with Elder Tommy Patterson, Elder Mark Haynes and Elder Benjamin Merrell officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, David Andrews, Andy Hunt, Ryan Fain, Peter Stewart, Nic Phillips, Chris Smith, Jimmy Pate, Jimmy Butler and Tony Pruitt. Interment will follow in the Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Temple.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Union Primitive Baptist Church, 17 Starlight Drive, Cartersville, GA 30121 or to woundedwarriorproject.org.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.jhoytthomas.com.
J. Hoyt Thomas Funeral Home, Villa Rica.