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Jim Butler, husband of Madison mayor, dies at 74

Jim Butler (Photo courtesy of Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler)

Jim Butler, the husband of Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler, has passed away at the age of 74.

Hawkins Butler posted the news to Facebook on Friday night. According to WAPT, Butler died of natural causes.

Butler began his professional career with Mississippi Farm Bureau before serving as a lobbyist for the Mississippi Power Association. He then became one of the “best homebuilders” in the Jackson metro area, according to his obituary.

The funeral for Butler will be held at First Baptist Church in Madison on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 3 p.m.

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