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Nancy Jane Butters

June 29, 1926 September 30, 2019
Nancy Jane Butters
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Obituary for Nancy Jane Butters

Nancy Jane (Oakes) Butters, age 93, of Southern Pines, passed away on September 30, 2019.

She was born on June 29, 1926, in Newark Valley, New York, to the late Raymond and Gertrude Oakes. Nancy graduated from Wheaton College and pursued her career path in accounting with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY, before retiring and moving to Southern Pines in the early 80s, with her husband Royden Butters. Nancy loved traveling, the arts and was active as a volunteer with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Jaars Aviation, as well as St. Josephs of the Pines, and her church, the First Baptist Church of Southern Pines. She was also an early and integral member of her church’s Knit, Purl, and Pray group that knitted items like caps and prayer shawls for cancer patients and other local organizations. Nancy will be remembered most for her true devotion to her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Royden Roneldo Butters in 1996 and one brother, Raymond Junior Oakes, (WWII.)

She is survived by two brothers, John W. Oakes of Ellenton, FL and Maurice E. Oakes of Leesburg, FL; two nieces, Kimberley Bennett (Lawrence) of Cornwall, NY and Judy Soules (Keith) of Edgartown, MA, and one nephew, Douglas Oakes (Becky-Joie) of Wildwood, FL, as well as several great nieces and nephews and their children.

A Memorial service will be held on October 18, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jaars, ( ) PO Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173. 704-843-6000.

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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11:00 AM 10/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Baptist Church Southern Pines

200 East New York Ave.
Southern Pines, NC 28387

First Baptist Church Southern Pines
200 East New York Ave. Southern Pines 28387 NC
United States

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