RALEIGH - Edward Lloyd Buttram, 71, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 at Rex Hospital. Private services were held Sunday, Aug. 23, in the Mausoleum Chapel of Raleigh Memorial Park.

He was born in Georgia, the son of the late Alice and Marshall “Doc” Buttram. He retired from Dow Corning in marketing and recently was with Home Depot in sales.

Surviving: wife, Deva Buttram; children, David (Marlene) Buttram of Norfolk, Va., Douglas (Laura) Buttram of Youngsville, Jeanine (Mark) Denning of Cary, Christine (Greg) Miller of Raleigh and Thom (Terri) Buttram of Morrisville; sister, Marsha Buttram of Atlanta, Ga.; and seven grandchildren.