South Walton loses its visionary with the passing of Van Ness Butler, Jr.

Published: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 09:55 PM.

DeLene Sholes moved to South Walton in 1970. "He was a great friend and help," she said. "He would call me when he had mullet. I loved it but Tommy (her husband) hated it. So, Van Ness would clean them for me. He was really special."

"He was a wonderful man, and an old friend," said Ken Little. "His legacy will be the deep and abiding love he had for Walton County . He did so much for the county. He was always willing to listen."

"He was so kind to those he met," said Chick Huettel. "When I first arrived here 25 years ago, he made it a point to come by our store and welcome us."




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