Hubert Baldwin “Butch” Scrivener, 95, died Oct. 5, 2010 at Brooklyn Hall Personal Care Home.
Born June 27, 1915 in Derma, he was the son of Hosea Walter and Anna Jo Baldwin Scrivener.
Butch was postmaster of Maben for 45 years after serving four years in the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. Butch moved to Maben in 1930 and declared Maben to be his home for the rest of his life.
A graduate of Wood Jr. College and Mississippi State University, Butch held a degree in Journalism which spun his love of photography. Butch ran, owned and operated Scrivener’s Photo Service from 1950 to 1995.
He organized the Maben Lions Club in 1949 and held perfect attendance for 53 years, serving every office in the club including president five times. He also represented his club in 1962 to 63 as a district governor of Lions Clubs International.
A charter member for 63 years, Scrivener held a lifemembership and was a Melvin Jones Fellow. He organized the first Little League Organization in Maben in 1954. In 1955 along with several high school coaches, Butch organized the Big Black Conference for small high schools and served as its statistician for 25 years.
Also, in 1955 he founded the Maben Medical Group and served as the board president while the Tom Bailey Memorial Clinic was built.
In 1961, Butch saw a need for a Public Library in Maben and served as president of the Library Board and chaired the building of the present day library in Maben.
He founded and served as president of the Maben Industrial Council and took pride in the fact that Maben, a town of less than 1000, had 95 percent employment for many years.
He was very instrumental in bringing two glove factories to Maben in the early 1950s.
He served as lay chairman for the Maben Methodist Church and was one of three members on the building committee when the new Maben Methodist Church was built in 1960.
Butch founded and chaired the Maben Memorial Gardens and over saw expansion of
MMG during the late 1960s. He was a member of the National Association of Postmasters, US, Mississippi Chapter where he created the “Rebel Postmaster,” which was a monthly Postmaster magazine for Mississippi Postmasters.
He served as the chapter’s president four times including the year 1982 when the Miss. Chapter hosted the National Convention on the Gulf Coast.
Butch served as a director of the Mississippi NBC Bank for 25 years.
For the most part of his adult life, he was Mr. Maben, always promoting Maben and its people and extending a helping hand for fundraisers for those in need and never telling anyone “No.”
Butch enjoyed all sports and held season tickets at MSU baseball, basketball and football for over 40 years.
There were three joys in Butch’s life; The Maben Post Office, Maben Lions Club and The Big Black Conference. After retirement Butch founded and chaired the Board of the Scrivener Corporation.
One son, Don Scrivener preceded him in death along with his wife of 64 years, Martha Evelyn O’Brian Scrivener.
He leaves one son, Jim (Michelle) Scrivener of Maben; three grandchildren: Clint (Dana) Scrivener of Louisville, Don (Mary Martha) Scrivener of Vaiden and Jamie Michelle Scrivener of Maben and three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Jane Scrivener of Louisville, Rani Emeline Scrivener and Andrew Hubert Scrivener of Vaiden.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to the Maben United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held at the Maben Methodist Church from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and the funeral will be held at the church on Friday at 2 p.m.
Burial will be in the Maben Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online by visiting the funeral home website at http://www.welchfuneralhomesinc.com .