Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Obituary Extract: Vadah Butler Kendrick, 2016, Chatsworth, Murray County, Georgia

Name of Deceased: Vadah Butler Kendrick
Title of Deceased: Ms. 
Age at Death: 90 
Date of Birth: [Friday], 07 May 1926 
Date of Death: Sunday, 22 May 2016
Place of Death: "Chatsworth Healthcare Center"
Place of Death (concluded): Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia 
Hometown (Childhood): ("grew up on the family farm"), Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia 


Co-Founder ("helped to start"): Keropi Carpets; Kendrick Carpets 

Member (Early Years): Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia 

Member (Later Years): Chatsworth First Baptist, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia 

Avocation: Basketball (Murray County High School basketball team; note that her father, the local sheriff, was captain of the team); reading (Zane Grey, Louis L'amour, favorite authors); collecting authentic Navajo turquoise jewelry. 

Other: Resided "in the Murray County jail when her father was sheriff."

Father: Jim Butler, deceased (former sheriff of Murray County, Georgia) 

Mother: Maude Butler 

[Transcriber's note: Research shows that James Butler married Maude Whitner (Whitener) on 08 February 1906, Murray County, Georgia (Murray County Marriage Book VI, page 536.].

Other: Preceded in death by "nine brothers and sisters."

Beneficence/Activism: "She supported charities working with third world children, Native American children, and military veterans. As a volunteer with the taxpayer association, she helped many people of lesser means with income and property taxes, often going to their homes to do so as well as advocating on their behalf." 

Travel: "traveled to over 40 states and 20 countries, including three trips to Europe and one to Asia."

Favorite destination: the American west [Transcriber's note/addendum: Census shows that several of her older siblings were born in Texas].

Quote: "In her golden years, Vadah enjoyed riding through the mountains in her red jeep, drinking coffee with friends at the Creme Hut, and doting on her great-grandchildren." [Transcriber's note: Creme Hut is a local casual-dining restaurant in Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia, founded about 1968; still extant in 2017]. 

Relatives Preceding Decedent: Great-Grandson: Robert Loughridge. 

Relatives Surviving Decedent: "four sons and two daughters-in-law, Tommy & Mary Nathan Kendrick, Bruce & Marcia Kendrick, Eric Kendrick, Steve Kendrick; three grandchildren and their spouses, Lisa & Steve Loughridge, Alan & Kelli Kendrick, Tonia Kendrick; and four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Michael Loughridge, Thomas and John Alan Kendrick; and nieces and nephews." 

Funeral Services: Tuesday, 24 May 2016 (1:00 p.m., chapel of Peeples Funeral Home)

Officiator: Rev. George Ross

Interment: [24 May 2016], Ramsey Cemetery, Ramhurst, Murray, Georgia 

Visitation (at the funeral home): Monday [23 May 2016], 5 pm - 9 pm; Tuesday [24 May 2016], 11 am - 1 pm. 

Donation Request: Alzheimer’s Association, 922 E Morris St, Dalton, [Whitfield], Georgia, "or to a local charity." 

Mortician/Funeral Home: Peeples Funeral Home (and) Crematory, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia. 

Address of Funeral Home: Peeples Funeral Home, Inc., 208 S 3rd Ave, Chatsworth, Georgia 30705. 

Obituary URL: http://www.peeplesfuneralhome.net/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/11988/id/3728684 (accessed 07 November 2017).

Extract by (transcriber): Deborah K. Pritchett, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia 

[Also Published: FamilySearch.org, person ID of Vadah (Butler) Kendrick, 07 November 2017].

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