Funeral set longtime Port Wentworth councilman

PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) - A longtime leader in Port Wentworth has died.

Hugh Carroll Butler, 76, died Wednesday after a long illness. Butler served 20 years on the Port Wentworth City Council. He was active with the Lions Club and was named Port Wentworth Citizen of the Year in April.

Butler was a longtime faithful member of First Baptist in Port Wentworth, where his funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Strickland Funeral Home in Pooler.

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