Ms. Martha Waters Butler

Published 6:56 pm Saturday, September 19, 2009

By Staff
Ms. Martha Virginia Waters Butler, age 84, a resident of 105 Taylor Place, Chocowinity and former resident of Corova Beach in Corolla, NC, died Thursday September 17, 2009.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Haw Branch Church of Christ and will be officiated by D.J. Maxey, Jason Kirkman and Bobby Wallace. Tim Waters, Shawn Harding, Scott Waters, Jeffray Waters and Jonathan Hudson will serve as pallbearers. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Olive Branch Cemetery 605 City Park Ave. Portsmouth, VA 23701.
Ms. Butler was born in Beaufort County on October 30, 1924, to the late Richard “Dick” Wheeler Waters and Sallie Tetterton Waters. On December 11, 1943, she married Willie Edward Butler who preceded her in death on July 31, 1957. She was formerly employed in the detective division of the Portsmouth Police Department and was very active in the Corova Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Martha was baptized and became a member of Haw Branch Church of Christ later in life and as she would tell you, those were the happiest days of her life. Martha, to many known as Aunt Martha, was known for her spunky approach to life and for being independent. She was a true southern lady, always hospitable, welcoming family and friends to her beach home, cooking and sharing stories of her amazing life on Corova Beach. She will be well remembered by reminding all of us to take time to stop and smell the roses.
Survivors include her brother Barney “B.G.” Waters of Washington and many nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by her special lifelong friend and beach companion, Oscie Benton.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Haw Branch Church of Christ and other times at the home of Gene and Linda Hudson, 3217 Hwy. 17 South, Chocowinity, NC 27817.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Haw Branch Church of Christ Building Fund, 1501 Haw Branch Church Road, Chocowinity, NC 27817.
You may address condolences, view Martha’s video tribute and view the funeral service by visiting
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving Ms. Martha’s family.
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