James William “Butch” Ellerbee, age 68, of Winder passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018. He was in the Navy as an Aviation Machinist Mate. He worked at Tyson as an HR complex manager of Tyson Foods in Hope, AR plant. Mr. Ellerbee graduated from high school in 1968 in Cartersville, GA. He graduated from Georgia Southern in Statesboro, GA in 1975 with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. Survivors include his wife of 16 years Vickie Ellerbee; daughter Mary Ellerbee Claypool from Cedartown, GA. Grandchildren – Hunter Smith; Hayden Claypool, Leiten McLendon. Son Jim Ellerbee and wife Lisha from Winston, GA; Grandchildren – Isabella Ellerbee, Gretchen Ellerbee, and Savannah Ellerbee. Step daughter Michelle Esco from Jefferson, GA; grandchildren – Madison Gordon and Wyatt Rogers and a host of other relatives. He is preceded in death by his father David Ellerbee; mother Catherine Ellerbee; brothers Donald Ellerbee and Davis Ellerbee and sister Beverly Marie “Sissy” Baker. The family will have a memorial service at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cartersville High School Athletics Dept. Cartersville, GA in memory of James William “Butch” Ellerbee. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.