Charlotte Turner Butts

  • Born: January 13, 1922
  • Died: October 2, 2021
  • Location: Clemson, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Charlotte Turner Butts, widow of Leverett Belton Butts, Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Clemson, SC on October 2, 2021.

She was born January 13, 1922 in Newnan, Georgia to Henry and Savannah White Turner. She graduated from Newnan High School and, subsequently, from West Georgia College and the University of Georgia. She began her career as a teacher but soon moved to Atlanta where she found work as an executive secretary. When America entered World War II, she resigned from her secretarial position to work for the War Department in Atlanta. In 1952, she began working at Delta Air Lines as a secretary. In 1992, she retired from Delta as an administrative assistant for in-flight services.

She married Leverett on November 1, 1942, and together they had four children. She was predeceased in death by her parents, her husband, Leverett, and three of her four children: Annie, Mildred, and Leverett III.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Bruner (Richard) of Clemson, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to extend gratitude and love to Emma Hagood, who took such excellent care of "Granny Char," to Tammy Bagwell, who doted on her, and to Amedisys Hospice Care for their outstanding care and support during the last weeks of her life.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 am, October 9, 2021 at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons..

Click the play button in the video player below to watch the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Clemson University Foundation, In Memory of Charlotte Butts to the Clemson University Scroll of Honor, P.O. Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633 or to the charity of your choice.


Condolence & Memory Journal

The Steele family sue,Jim,Suzanne and Kristian. York road thought the world of your mom. Jim 770 490-5441.

Posted by Suzanne Barnard - Marietta, GA - Neighbor   December 01, 2021

Hamp, Elizabeth and family - I want to express my sincere sympathy to you and the family. Thoughts and prayers are with you!! God Bless!!

Posted by Pat Collins - Central, SC - Friend   October 11, 2021

What a precious lady Granny Char was. I wish I had known her in earlier years. She loved to flirt, loved her chocolates and enjoyed her visitors. She definitely will be missed. LOVE to all the family.

Posted by Fran Moseley - Clemson, SC - Friend   October 05, 2021

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