James Benjamin Butler and Maud Whitener were my great-grandparents. Jim was born November 24, 1880 in Murray County, Georgia. He was a farmer and later the sheriff of Murray County. He died November 28, 1944.
Maud was born in August 27, 1885 in Murray County, Georgia. She died April 7, 1975. Jim and Maud lived most of their lives in Murray County, but lived in Texas for a few years in the early 1900′s. They had ten children, one of whom is my grandmother.
I would have been seven when Maud died. I don’t remember ever having met her and I don’t know why. I do remember when she died, because I stayed with my other grandfather while my parents went to the funeral. This makes me sad.