(The Fisherman's Advocate, 15 Jul 1955, page 4)
There passed peacefully away at Port Rexton, Sunday, July 3, one of the oldest residents of Port Rexton in the person of Mr. Willis G. Butler in his 80th year.
He leaves to mourn his passing three sons, Isaac residing at New Oleans, Louisiana; George residing at Schenectady, N.Y.; and Arthur residing in New Jersey, also four daughters, Mrs. Purcell Devine, of Lynn, Mass; Mrs. Frank Simms, New Jersey, N.Y.(sic); Mrs. Elizabeth Fowlow, Brooklyn, S.Y.(sic); and Mrs. Frank Shelley with whom he resided; also twelve grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends.
Uncle Willis, as he was best known to all of us was a devoted churchman and a respected citizen. His funeral wich took place on Tuesday was largely attended with Rev. A. E. Bennett officiating. The LOA of which the deceased was a faithful and loyal member, paraded in a body to pay their last respects to their departed brother.
To his relatives and friends this column extends sincere sympathy.