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Tom Butcher, 70, Retired Miner, Passes Friday
Tom Butcher, 70, retired miner of Williamsport, died in a local hospital at 4:40 p.m., Friday, January 18, following a stroke.  A lifelong resident of that section, he was born March 10, 1886, the son of the late Mark and Jemimah Meek Butcher. He had been a member of the United Baptist Church for twenty years and was also a member of UMWA.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Starlie Meek Butcher, and nine children; six sons, Andrew, Delbarton, W. Va., Charlie, Williamsport, Raymond and Drexel, both of Salyersville, Haskel, Sioux Falls, S. D., Kenneth Columbus, Ohio, Frank Marion, Meally; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Preston, Williamsport, Mrs. Ralph Helton, Beattyville, W. Va., Mrs. Daphine Daniel, Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are four brothers, Garfield, Jim, Lee and Son, all of White House; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Grindstone, Bluefield, W. Va.; thirty-six grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., January 22, at the Old Friendship United Baptist Church with Leonard Walters, Elzie Banks, and Nim Sturgill officiating. Burial was in the Tom Butcher Cemetery under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home.
[Contributed by Andrew Butcher, Jr. ]


Andrew Butcher, 54, of Bias, near Delbarton, died at 11 a.m. yesterday at a Welch hospital after an illness of one year. Butcher, a retired miner, was born June 12 1907, in Johnson County, Ky., son of Tom and Starlie (Meeks) Butcher, and was married to the former Eula Murphy. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Butcher is survived by his mother of Williamsport, Ky., his wife, nine children, Alene and Julia of Delbarton, Ida Mae of New York City, Wanda Jean of Columbus, O., Andrew Jr. of the U.S. Army and Mike, Linda Richard and Sue all at home, 14 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters; Gladys of Baileysville, Charley and Mildred of Williamsport, Raymond and Drexel of Salyersville, Ky., Haskell of South Dakota, Kenneth and Daphane of Columbus and Frank of Paintsville, Ky. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at a time not yet set at the home of the deceased's mother, Mrs. Stalie Butcher of Williamsport. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Williamsport with Call Funeral Home in charge. The body was taken to the residence today, and will be taken to the home of Mrs. Starlie Butcher of Williamsport tomorrow morning.
Published Apr.03 1962
Death Date: Apr.02 1962 - [Contributed by Andrew Butcher, Jr.]

1898 - 1970
A retired miner and former Williamsport resident, Jim Butcher, died December 11 1970, in a local hospital at the age of 71.  He was born in Johnson County to the late Marcus and Mimie Meeks Butcher.  Survivors include eight sones, Virgil, Ray, Eddie, Edgar, and James Butcher Jr., all of Williamsport, Richard Butcher, of Brenton, W. Va., Paul Butcher, of Tacoma, Wash., Marcus and John Lee Butcher, of Dayton, Ohio.  Three daughters, Ruby Cain, of Orgeon; Margie Davis, of Dayton, Ohio; and Gemina Butcher, from Williamsport; a brother in Whitehouse, Son Butcher and one sister, from Oneida, Tenn., Bertha Branstaff.  Nim Sturgill and Elzie Banks conducted services December 14 in the Old Friendship United Baptist Church.  Interment was in the Jim Butcher  Cemetery at Williamsport, with the Jones-Preston Funeral Home supervising all arrangments.   [Contributed by Andrew Butcher, Jr.]


>Batha Butcher, 95,died Thursday, April, 8 1993 in Highland Regional Medical Center, Floyd Co Ky.  Mrs. Butcher was born November 19, 1897 in Martin County, the daughter of the late Saul Ward and Matilda Crum.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Butcher Sr., in 1970; and two sons, William and Paul Butcher.  Surviving are six sons, James Butcher Jr., of West Van Lear, Richard Butcher of Brenton. West Virginia, John Butcher of Dayton, Ohio and Eddie, Virgil and Edgar Butcher, all of Williamsport; three daughters, Margorie Davis of Dayton, Gemima Butcher of Williamsport and Ruby Turner of Pastoria, Oregon; and 36 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sunday, April 11 in Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with Charles Wiley and Ellis Hamilton officiating.  Burial was in Jim Butcher Family Cemetery at Williamsport, with Jones Preston Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. [Contributed by Andrew Butcher, Jr.]

Son Butcher, 83, of Whitehouse, died Saturday, November, 13 1971 at his home following an extended illness.    He was a retired miner and was affiliated with the Enterprise Baptist Church.  He was the son of the late Mark and Jemina Meek Butcher.  Immediate survivors include his wife, Marcella DeBoard Butcher; three sons, Roy Butcher, of Keaton; Walter Butcher, of Sandusky, Ohio; and Jack H. Butcher of U.S. Air Force Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Welch of Whitehouse; and Mrs. Alice Jean Wiley of Columbus, Ohio; and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Brindstaff of Tennessee.  Funeral services were conducted by Ezekiel Lyons, Herman DeBoard and Bruce Daniels at 11:00 a.m.. Tuesday, November 21 by Earl Pennington and John Frank Ratliff at the Auxier Methodist Church.  Burial followed in the Son Butcher family Cemetery under direction of the Jones-Preston Funeral Home. [Contributed by Andrew Butcher, Jr.]


Marcella Butcher, 82, died Tuesday, May 1, in Paintsville Hospital.  She was born November 16, 1896, in Lawrence County, daughter of Henry and Mary Alice Skaggs Deboard, Mrs Butcher was resident of Whitehouse and a member of the Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband Son Butcher, preceded her in death November 13, 1971.  Surviving are three sons, Roy, Titusville, Fla., Walter, Castalia, Ohio and Jack H., Sandusky, Ohio; two gaughters, Ester Welch, Whitehouse, and Alice Jean Wiley, Columbus; a half-brother, Oscar Scarberry, Ashland, Ohio; a sister, Minnie Heins, Columbus; 16 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren .  Funeral services were held Thursday, May 3, in Whitehouse Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Daniels officiating.  Burial was in Son Butcher Cemetery, Whitehouse, with Jones-Preston Funeral Home handling arrangements


William Butcher, of Two Mile Creek, passes away 1 Feb 1897. Mr. Butcher, son of Jacob and Arta Dotson Butcher, was born in 1823 in Russell Co VA. When he first came to Johnson Co, he purchased land and was a farmer on Daniels Creek, near Odds, then purchased land on Two Mile Creek. Mr. Butcher was also a road surveyor and a local constable. He was a member of the Co C, 65th Kentucky Infantry Regiment in 1864 (Civil War Veteran). He is survived by wife, Mary Wells Butcher, 7 sons: Lewis, Simon, Marcus, George, Henry, John W. and Richard, (A son, James died in the 1860,s, believed to be buried on Daniels Creek), 5 daughters: Amanda Mollett, (Margaret and Louisa, both died Dec 1859, believed to be buried on Daniels Creek), Susan Meek and Mary Ann Ward. Burial was in the John Butcher Cemetery at present day Williamsport KY.
NOTE: [Delayed obituary prepared by: Andrew Butcher Jr Sept 2006 Footnote: Data collected from various sources.]


Mary Wells Butcher, who had just celebrated her 88 birthday, of Williamsport, passed away yesterday, 21 Mar 1911, at her home . Mary, born 14 Mar 1823 in Russell Co VA, was the daughter of Richard and Susannah Hutchinson Wells and wife of the late William Butcher. She leaves behind seven sons: Lewis, Simon, Marcus, George, Henry, John W. and Richard, three daughters: Amanda Mollett, Susan Meek and Mary Ann Ward, a host of grand children and great grand children. Many friends will miss this kind lady. She was preceeded in death by husband William, a son James, two daughters, Margaret and Louisa. Burial was in the John Butcher Cemetery at Williamsport.  
NOTE: Delayed obituary prepared by: Andrew Butcher Jr Sept 2006.
Footnote: Data collected from various sources.]


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