Two hundred years of memories
By Luke Brantley
GUIN — Mr. Gilbert Butler of Guin, turned 100 years old on Friday, Dec. 2. Friends and family gathered in the gym at Guin First Baptist Church to celebrate his birthday.
Butler was born on Dec. 2, 1922, in the Woodville, Ala. area and grew up on a farm halfway between Scottsboro and Huntsville.
“I don’t remember much about the day I was born, but I know I was there,” Butler joked.
Butler was child number five, and had four sisters and three brothers. His parents were Robert Lee and Almira Bottoms Butler.