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Etta Butler Tyner

1924 ~ 2020 (age 96)

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Etta Butler Tyner, age 96 of Maxton departed this life for her Heavenly home on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Etta was the loving daughter of the late David and Lula Sampson Butler, born January 29, 1924 in Robeson County, North Carolina.   She was the devoted wife of 49 years to the late Wheeler J. Tyner.  She retired after many years working in the cafeteria with the Robeson County Public School System.  Etta was a longtime member and loved attending the Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church.  She enjoyed cooking, attending family events, working on the farm and traveling to the beach.  Her legacy of love and wisdom will always be cherished by her adoring family.

Along with her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Cummings; son, Marshall Tyner; grandchildren, Michael Chavis, Orenda Chavis, and Mary Joyce Patterson; son-in-law, Cleave Locklear, and each of her siblings.

Etta leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons, David E. Tyner (Joyce) of Maxton; daughters, Nancy Oxendine of Maxton, and Bonnie Locklear of Rowland; son-in-law, Clayton “RC” Cummings of McColl, SC; daughter-in-law, Mary S. Tyner of Maxton; fifteen grandchildren, twenty nine great grandchildren, twenty one great-great grandchildren, her nieces, nephews and a host of extend family and friends.

Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.  Rev. Donald Bullard, Rev. Chris Locklear, Rev. Donald Deal will officiate the services.

A time of viewing will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at Richard Boles Funeral Service.


Due to the Covid-19 mandates, to ensure the safety of others attendance for services will be limited.




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June 7, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel
13640 Andrew Jackson Highway
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Funeral Service
June 8, 2020

4:00 PM
Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church
234 Midway Road
Rowland, NC 28383

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