Claudine Carpenter Butner

NEBO -- Claudine Carpenter Butner, 83, of Nebo, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Deer Park Health & Rehabilitation in Nebo. A native of Mitchell County, born Aug. 4, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lennie Carpenter.

Claudine volunteered most of her time at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. A member of Bear Creek Baptist Church, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Junior Butner; and one brother, Harry Lee Carpenter.

She is survived by her brother, Joe H. Carpenter, and his wife, Frances; numerous nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and nephews who truly loved her.  

A memorial service was 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church with Mr. James David Gallion officiating. The family received friends from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Butner’s memory are asked to consider CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care-McDowell, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or by visiting 

Chad L. Beam Funeral Licensee is assisting the Butner family. For further information or to sign the online guestbook, visit or by call 828-460-4723.

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
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