Vernie Marie Mantooth Butler, age 77, of Newport, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019.

A longtime realtor, she was co-owner and broker of Butler Real Estate of Cosby.

She was preceded in death by her parents Bruce and Letha Mantooth, husband Francis L. ‘Frank’ Butler, son Francis W. Butler, brother Bruce Mantooth, and sister Anna Bernice Baize.

She is survived by her children: James (Deborah) England, Candace (Steven) Darrah, Cynthia England Carlton and Donna Butler.

In addition, Vernie was also a loving MomMom to her grandchildren: Erika (Jason), Lindsey, Megan, Isabella, Amelia, Kailyn, and Dylan; and great-grandchildren: Landon, Harper, and Aiden.

Vernie will also be missed by her beloved “baby” Black Lab canine companion, best friend, protector, and pride and joy, Pretty Girl ‘Candy.’

A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home with Chaplain Glen Bradley officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00–7:00 p.m. prior to the service.

Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Union Cemetery.

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Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Butler family.