Carol Graves-Butler

Obituary of Carol Katherine Graves-Butler

Carol Katherine Graves-Butler was born Christmas Eve 1948 in Benndale, MS. She was her mama's Christmas Carol, and she is loved fiercely by all who know her. 
Carol was known by many names: Miss Carol, Kathy, Gal, sister, aunt, grandma, wife, friend, and most importantly, Mama. She spent her life caring for those she loved, and supporting her family in all of the most important ways. 
In her final hours, Carol was surrounded by family. Some moments solemn as we tried to say good bye, and others filled with laughter as we shared our memories. Some were wildly inappropriate so that even stoic nurses had to stifle a giggle. Most of the final sounds to reach her ears were of love and laughter.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Vardamen and Lilly Graves; brothers, Cullen, Lewis and James; sister, Gracie; loving husband Rudale; and an unborn daughter whose name was written only in Carol's heart. She is survived by her brothers, John and Garland; sons, Wayne, Nathan, and Aaron; as well as seven grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews. 
Carol went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. She was 69 years old, and we look forward to the day we can step back into her loving arms.
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