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Bernita Butler Broome - 74
Of Hahira, GA passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 at South Georgia Medical Center. She was born on September 2, 1942 in Royal Oak, MI to the late Lester and Edna Kelbly Butler. She was a member of Greggs Baptist Church of Adel. She was also a member of South Georgia Trail Riders and Madison County Trail Riders. She was one of the first women in Lowndes County to receive a general contractor's license. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Hathaway and a Granddaughter, Bernita Spells.
Survivors include her Daughter, Kim Patton of Hahira, GA; Son, Larry Wade Griffis of Hahira, GA;
Son, Eddie Jay Broome of Hahira, GA; Grandchildren, Megan Spells (David Scalf), Eric Griffis, Bernita Griffis, Cecilia Griffis (Joe McDuffie) and Ethan Broome; Sister & Brother-in-law, Bonnie & Carlos Stowers of Easley, SC; Brother, Larry Butler of Leesburg, FL; Great Grand Children, Sophia Scalf and Josiah Charles Griffis; and a number of nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Valdosta Chapel of Music Funeral Services. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Messages of sympathy may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com. The Broome family is being cared for by the compassionate and caring staff of Music Funeral Services of Valdosta.
Published on April 18, 2017
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