Nina Mae Hylemon Butner, age 88, of Burnsville went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation. A native and lifelong resident of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Bryan and Estoy Higgins Hylemon. In addition to her parents, Nina was also preceded in death by her brothers, Ray and Creed Hylemon. Nina was a member of First Baptist Church of Burnsville. She enjoyed daily drives, racing, reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and her coffee club, where she spent many hours with close friends.
Left to cherish her memories are her loving and devoted husband and partner of 69 years, Harold Butner; her children: Donna Lynn Yaccarino of Bakersville, Bryan Butner and companion, Sandra Grindstaff, of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Daphne Gail Shehan and companion, Jerry Grindstaff, of Burnsville; brother, Andy Hylemon and wife, Cathy, of Burnsville; grandchildren: Chris Buchanan, Chad Buchanan, Tony Yaccarino, Bryce Butner, Kyle Shehan, Alexa Butner and Sydney Shehan and 6 great grandchildren. Several nieces also survive.
A Memorial Service for Nina will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Tommy James will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Burnsville at PO Box 425, Burnsville, NC 28714.