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John Butterfield

October 29, 1962 — March 15, 2024

Athens

Alan John Butterfield, 61, of Athens, died on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Born in Pittsburg, PA, John served his country in the United States Army. After his military service, he worked in construction. He loved playing guitar and rock and roll music, especially the Beatles. John never had much, but he would give the shirt off his back to a stranger. He loved everyone and made friends easily, including a large circle of adopted family who loved him as their own. He was "Dad" and "Papaw" to many, and he will be greatly missed.

John is survived by his "special daughters," Nacole Smith, Lindsey Doster, and Devon Jowers; honorary grandchildren: Caleb Barnett, Keil Smith, Kole Smith, Kase Smith, Cain Smith, Chevy Smith, and Ivy Faith Jowers; and special friend, Sam Anderson.

A visitation will be held to receive friends on Friday, March 29 at Lord and Stephens, East Chapel from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton at 3:00 p.m. 

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens, GA, is in charge of arrangements.  www.lordandstephens.com 

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Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Georgia National Cemetery (Canton, GA)

1080 Scott Hudgens Drive, Canton, GA 30114

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Friday, March 29, 2024

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