Statesboro, Ga. — Bobbie Jean Crosby Butler, age 77, died Friday, November 9, 2018, at Trident Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Bobbie was born on September 11, 1941 in Nevils, Georgia. She was a life time Bulloch County native and the daughter of the late James Ralph Crosby and Mary Margaret Hodges Crosby. She was a 1959 graduate of Southeast Bulloch High School and in 1960 she married her husband of 36 years, Lavon Butler.
Bobbie was an entrepreneur and spent over 30 years in property management. Many years ago, she took on a large project and began restoration of the pauper’s section of the Eastside Cemetery in Statesboro. She devoted countless hours of her own time to ensure that the project was finished to her standards. Bobbie loved working in her yard and spending time outdoors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a brother, George “Randy” Crosby.
Bobbie is survived by her three daughters and son-in-law, Vicki L. Bacon of Savannah, Pamela J. and David Cenkner of Goose Creek, South Carolina, and Christi M. Davidson of Ellabell; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one sister, Jacquelyn Shirley (Truman) Lanier.
The family will receive visitors on Monday from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
A graveside service and interment will follow visitation at 4 p.m. at Deloach Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Rus Black officiating.
Pallbearers will be Jenni Waller, Robert Kern, Gabriel Speaks, Laszlo Csatajszki, Herschel Bacon and John Bacon.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory in Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, November 11, 2018
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