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Obituary - Nadine (Dykes) Butler White

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Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:05 pm

July 22, 1932 - August 22, 2018

Nadine (Dykes) Butler White, 86, of Attapulgus, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Nadine and her family were 40 year

residents of Homestead before relocating to Georgia.

A private graveside funeral service was held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Attapulgus Cemetery.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kindred Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Nadine Dykes was born July 22, 1932 in Bainbridge, GA, the youngest daughter of Elwood Wallace Dykes and Annie Eliza Spooner Dykes, a family of 12 children. She was a graduate of Attapulgus High School, Class of 1949, and a member of Attapulgus Baptist Church.

Nadine was a feisty and compassionate woman with a loving spirit. Her grandchildren and her daughter caretaker felt the depth of her love in every moment they shared. Nadine had a natural “green thumb” and enjoyed gardening. She was nostalgic and had vintage collections. She was a natural born artist blessed with a singing voice, drawing and writing talent. She loved the history of her family which descended her to relating to the Wallaces (Braveheart movie), the Warrens, and publications of the Spooner and Hiers


Survivors include her children, Diantha Loraine Herberg of Madison, AL, Elizabeth Ann Sekula of Attapulgus, GA, and Thomas Robert Butler, Jr. of Tallahassee, FL; her only surviving brother Maynor Dykes of South Carolina; her sixteen grandchildren and her twenty-one great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Nadine was preceded in death by her siblings, Christine, Gus, Polly, Jewel, Vondale, Emerson, Melvin, Elwood Jr., Julian, and an infant twin brother. Nadine was deeply loved and will be daily missed.