James Butts Jr. Of Mastic Beach Dies November 25


Former Riverhead resident James Butts Jr. died November 25 at his Mastic Beach home. He was 42.

Born October 7, 1971, in Riverhead to James and Barbara (Pierce) Butts, both of whom survive him, he worked as a warehouse manager for MCN Distributors in Riverhead. Family members said he loved bowling, golf, basketball and visiting casinos.

Mr. Butts is survived by his fiancée, Laverne Oliver; his children, Terrell McMillion of Riverhead and Jayquan DelValle of Mastic Beach; stepson, Devonte Atkins; sister, Laronda; and brother, Carl Pierce, all of Mastic Beach.

The family received visitors November 29 at Riverhead’s Galilee Church of God in Christ, where a funeral service took place November 30. Interment was at Riverhead Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead.

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