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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Family ties, fine hunting draw Craig Butler home

It was a political opportunity that brought the Butler family to Tunica, where they fell in love with country living and friendly faces.  Craig Butler and Ashley Boyd recall moving to Tunica after their father, Larry Butler, took up a post as county administrator in 1973.  Though both Larry and his wife Nancy are now deceased, Boyd remains in Tunica with her husband and children, while Craig and his family visit frequently from their home in Murfreesboro, TN.

After serving as Assistant County Administrator for Shelby County, Larry and his family packed up and moved a little further south  He was a civil engineer by trade and later utilized those skills as Tunica County engineer.  He even made his mark in history through implementing the unit system of county government, Craig said.

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