Eric Nicholas Butts

Published 11:32 am Thursday, December 1, 2011

Eric Nicholas Butts died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at his residence. He was 24.

Born in Jackson, Mr. Butts was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. He attended Warrenton and Dana Road elementary schools. He was a graduate of Southside Christian School and, at the time of his death, was a student at Hinds Community College.

Mr. Butts was a former employee of the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society and was a certified fitness trainer. He was a body shop technician at George Carr. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

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He is survived by his parents, Waverly and Margaret Ann Nichols Butts of Vicksburg; a sister, Amy Butts of Gulfport; a brother, Phillip Butts of Edwards; and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Clemts, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until the service.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Clemts, John Cochran, James Davidson, John Thomason, Mike Gettinger, Micah Bishop, Shane Gray and Chris Thornell.

Memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39180.