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Taplis Butler

Taplis Pierre "Tap" Butler

Thursday, September 26th, 1968 - Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Mr. Taplis Butler, 50, of 1110 Radio Road, Statesville, passed away unexpectedly at his residence. He was born September 26, 1968 and was the son of Mrs. Flora Baker Butler and the late Wesley Butler. He was employed by JB Hunt at the time of his passing.

In addition to his mother, Mrs. Flora Baker Butler of Batesville, Mississippi, he leaves to cherish the memory of his life, two sons, Larice Treadwell of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Jamie Butler of Maryland; four sisters, Sturleen (Anthony) Morris of Atmore, Alabama, Priscilla (Herb) Wallace of Huntersville, North Carolina, Shannon (Linton) Greene of Charlotte, North Carolina and Trexy (Gabriel) Jones of Batesville, Mississippi; a special friend, Carsma “Punkin” Morrison of the home; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 3:00 pm at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. The family will gather at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. but will assemble at the residence at all other times.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at a later date in Mississippi.
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    Sunday, February 10th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, February 10th, 2019 3:00pm
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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Rachel Morton

Posted at 08:44pm
God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds."

Linda DeMunbrun

Posted at 08:56pm
Rest in peace my friend. god be with you and your family.

William Howard

Posted at 11:09am
I'm gonna miss u little brother RIP.and May God Bless You!
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Posted at 10:02am
My deepest sympathy to the family of Taplis Pierre Butler. We eagerly look forward to the day when Jehovah God will bring to life our loved ones that have fallen asleep in death (John 5:28,29). Jehovah promises that soon death will be no more (Revelation 21:4). If you would like to know more information, please visit

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Our Brother, Tap Sturleen, Priscilla, Shannon, and Trixy
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