JoAnn Butler Lewis

Born: Sun., Jan. 26, 1947
Died: Tue., Apr. 28, 2009

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JoAnn Butler Lewis, 62, of Greensboro, GA died Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Greene Point Health Care Center in Union Point. She was born January 26, 1947 in Wilkes County to the late Frances Stamey Butler and Josiah Hoffman Butler. JoAnn graduated from Union Point High School in 1965, where she was a cheerleader and played basketball. After her mother died, when she was four, her aunt and uncle, Nina and William Hackney helped raise her. For over twenty years she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. John Morrow of Washington, GA and later retired as an office manager for Rayle EMC. She was a former member of Bethesda Baptist Church, but was now a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Her many interest included being a former pink lady, shopping, knitting, reading, animals and watching movies.

Survivors include her husband, Johnny Lewis of Greensboro, GA; two sons, Bud Kennedy of Union Point, GA and Bill Kennedy and wife Wendy of Bluffton, SC; a brother, Joseph Lee Butler of Greer, SC; four grandchildren, Brittani Kennedy, Brandon Kennedy, Hannah Kennedy and Grace Anne Kennedy; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be held at Callaway Funeral Home Chapel in Union Point, GA on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Farrett Boswell officiating. Inurnment will follow at Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery. Any memorials may be made to Woodville Baptist Church, 1191 E. Peachtree Avenue, Woodville, GA 30669. The family will receive friends after the service at 100 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Susan Vaughn Spradley
   Posted Tue April 28, 2009
Bud, We are so sorry about the loss of your mother. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family as you go through this difficult time. All our love, Susan, Emily and 'Wally'

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Tue April 28, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Claire Kelly Smith
   Posted Tue April 28, 2009
Joann was truly one of the best friends I have ever had - I loved her like a mother, like a friend and she was someone I could confide in about everything. I will always cherish her memories - she was also one person who understood my love of animals. I will truly miss her.

David and Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Tue April 28, 2009
Dear Bud, Bill and Mr. Johnnie, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. JoAnn was a wonderful sweet lady. We will be thinking of you. All our love, David and Teresa Dunagan

Annette & Robert Dowdy
   Posted Wed April 29, 2009
We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.

Kent & Melinda Walker
   Posted Wed April 29, 2009
JoAnn was such a kind and special person. I know you will miss her very much.

Millie Yearwood Smith
   Posted Wed April 29, 2009
In all the places I've been and all the people I've met, I have never encountered another quite like JoAnn. We were friends for 50 years. She was one of my bridesmaids in 1968 and had a picture of my newborn grandson on her family board in her room at Greene Point. To say all I would like to say about her and how much she meant to me would take too much space. So I will simply say she was the best, the sweetest, the dearest and I will miss her.

Lem and Sandy Clark
   Posted Thu April 30, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the God of peace grant you His best at this difficult time.

Marian and Ricky Easley
   Posted Thu April 30, 2009
Johnny, Bud and Bill, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ricky, Marian, Conrad and Jimmy

Franklin & Pat Marchman
   Posted Thu April 30, 2009
You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Wayne & Miriam Lewis
   Posted Thu April 30, 2009
We are sorry for your loss.

Jimmy Lewis
   Posted Thu April 30, 2009
You are in my prayers.

Amy Reese
   Posted Fri May 01, 2009
Just wanted you both to know that I am thinking of you. I loved her very much and I have many fun memories of her and of y'all. Please email me if you want and please take care of yourselves. You are in my prayers too - love you. Amy

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Fri May 01, 2009
you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with each of you and give you, strength, hope and comfort.

Laurie Smith Harris
   Posted Sun May 03, 2009
I was so saddened to hear of Mrs JoAnn's passing. She was a terrific lady, & so strong. She & my grandmother shared a room at Greene Point for a short time, so I got to visit with her too when I was there. She could always make me smile!! She also graduated with my mother. My deepest prayers & sympathy are with you all! She will certainly be missed by many!!

LaVerne Ogletree
   Posted Mon May 04, 2009
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. LaVerne Ogletree

Robin M. Smith
   Posted Tue June 09, 2009
Bud, I know this is late but I wanted to let you know how sorry I was to hear of your Mom's passing. Please know that you are still in my thoughts and prayers.