Kathryne “Kitty” Butler is a lifelong resident of McCormick County. She is a daughter of the late Jimmy and Kathryne Schumpert Percival of Parksville, South Carolina. She attended public school and graduated from McCormick High School in May 1977.
Judge Butler was married to the late Ray Butler for 28 years. They have one son, Byron, a paramedic for McCormick County Emergency services.
She was elected on November 2nd 2010 to take office January 1, 2011. Prior to being elected to the bench as Probate Judge she had thirty-three years tenure in the office of Clerk of Court for McCormick County, which included twenty-six years as the elected Clerk of Court.
She is a member of Buffalo Baptist Church. She enjoys crafts, painting, traveling to the mountains, spending time with her great-nieces and great-nephews and attending estate sales.