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BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. — Mr. Roger Burton Labouteley, age 89, of Kiloran Way, Blairsville, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2011 in the Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Mr. Labouteley was born on Jan. 1, 1922 in Palmer, the son of the late Gaston E. Labouteley and the late Alice Geer Labouteley. Roger graduated from the Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and also the Kellogg School of Management, North Western University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy of World War II and the Korean Wars. Roger served as Corpsman in World War II. He detached to the U.S. Marines and spent time in the Pacific Theater with the Edson’s Raiders. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor. He was a member of the Edson’s Raiders Association. Roger was Hospital Administrator with the Anna Jaques Hospital for several years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Roger served his community and country with great pride. Mr. Labouteley attended the First United Methodist Church of Union County.

Surviving Mr. Labouteley are his loving wife of 60 years, Barbara Rafferty Labouteley of Blairsville; one daughter, Suzanne Burge of Springfield, Vt.; two grandchildren, Annaliese Burge and Perrin Burge, both of Vermont; several nieces, nephews, a host of dear friends and neighbors of Nottely Highlands, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with interment to follow in the Agawam Veterans Cemetery in Agawam. In lieu of flowers if you wish, donations may be made to a favorite charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Labouteley. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements.