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BUT, Rev. L.

WOODSTOCK VA -   Rev L But, for 50 years a minister of the ME Church South and a member of the Baltimore Conference, died at his home here Mon morning at the age of 74 after an illness of only a few days, death being caused by two strokes of paralysis.
Keyser Tribune, July 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010




BUTCHER, Child of Mr. & Mrs. F.

Elkins - Losing control of his touring car, F. Butcher, a lumbermen of Mill Creek, his wife and three children and Elihu Ware, Mrs. Butcher's brother, were pinned beneath the car Sunday, when it dashed over a high embankment on Ware Ridge, at Valley Head. The youngest child was killed and the other members of the party suffered serious injuries. Mr. Ware probably will die.
Keyser Tribune, October 3, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 22, 2010




BUTLER, Abram Melvin

An elderly Grantsville man perished and his daughter was critically burned in an early morning blaze at their farmhouse. Maryland State Police identified the victim as Abram Melvin Butler, 81, of Star Route, Grantsville. His daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Brown, 53, was burned in a futile attempt to save her father's life as the flames swept their two-story frame house at 2:30 a. m. today. Mrs. Brown was admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital where she was reported in serious condition at noon with third degree burns over 60 to 75 percent of her body. Cpl Lloyd Dunton of the Maryland State Police said Mrs. Brown had been living with her father, a retired farmer who has been crippled for 18 years. Recently he had been incapacitated. Cpl. Dunton said Mrs. Brown had been asleep in a second floor bedroom and was aroused by the fire which started in the kitchen. . . Services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Newman Funeral Home by Rev. David Fetter. Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery. Mr. Butler was born in Grantsville and was a son of the late Henry and Mary (Mort) Butler. He was a member of the Grantsville Christ Lutheran Church. His wife, Minta (Durst) Butler, preceded him in death. Surviving are seven sons, Lloyd Butler, Cumberland; Robert Butler, Frostburg; Harold Butler, Grantsville; Arthur and Fay Butler, both of Baltimore; Ray Butler, Meyersdale, Pa., and Claude Butler, Shawnee, Okla.; five daughters, Mrs. Beula Merrbach, RD, Salisbury, I Pa-; Mrs. Mary Brown, Mrs. Fern Fitzpatrick and Mrs. John Resh, all of Grantsville, and Mrs. Florence Thorp, Frostburg. Also, three sisters, Mrs. Della Warnick, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Sadie Lewis, Grantsville, and Mrs. Elsie Durst, Berlin; 45 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the funeral home tomorrow from 7 to 9 p. m. and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Friday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 24, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTLER, Alonzo

GRANTSVILLE — Services for Alonzo Butler, 76, who died Friday at his home near here, will be conducted at the New Germany Methodist Church tomorrow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Coley officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home and will be taken to the church at noon. Born in Garrett County April 10, 1887, he was a son of the late Samson and Virginia (Bittinger) Butler. He was a retired timberman. Mr. Butler is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rena (Hoover) Butler, three sons, Orville Butler, RD 3, Frostburg, and Leonard Butler and Wilbur Butler, both of Pittsburgh; three daughters, Mrs. Zelda Ryman, Meyersdale; Mrs. Olie Platter, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Leona Winebrenner, Grantsville; two brothers, Ezra Butler, Markleysburg, Pa., and Furman Butler, Listonburg, Pa., two sisters, Mrs. Zelda Bishop, Albright, W. Va. and Mrs. Lydia Fry, Glades Farm, W. Va., 35 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 21, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



BUTLER, Mrs. Annabelle M. McKenzie
 
LAVALE - Annabelle M. (McKenzie) Butler, 81, of LaVale, died on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland. Born Sept. 16, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Frances S. McKenzie and Loretta E. (Starkey) McKenzie. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Willa "Willie" J. (McKenzie) Powell and husband Boyd K. Powell Sr. On Sept. 5, 1953, Annabelle married the love of her life, Charles A. "Bo" Butler. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2010. The passion and priority of her life was her everlasting love for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Teri (Butler) Detrick and husband David, Ridgeley, W.Va.; three sons, Brad Butler of Raeford, N.C., Bret Butler and wife Cindy, Thurmont, and Rusty Butler and wife Beth, Cumberland; 10 grandchildren, Jason Detrick and wife Missie, Hollie Higgs and husband Roger, Tracy Butler, Aimee Butler, Brad Butler, Jr. and Candace, Tara Wiley and husband Jon, Lara Detrick, Kayla Butler and Kirby Butler; 12 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Jason Jr., Brooke, Tanner, and Alek Detrick, Madison and Robert Higgs, Cameron Butler, Jahlile and Markeice Bowens, Avery and Trinity Butler; special nephews, B.K. and Sheila Powell and family; Cliff and Kim Powell and Family, and Dane and Chrissy Powell and family. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake service will be conducted at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Jim Hannon as celebrant. Interment will be in Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap. Pallbearers will be Brad Butler, Bret Butler, Rusty Butler, Dave Detrick, Jason Detrick, Brad Butler Jr., Kirby Butler and Jason Detrick Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be B.K. Powell, Cliff Powell, Dane Powell, Jon Wiley and Eric Phillips. Special thanks to Dr. James Moen and the outstanding and compasionate staff of 7 South WMHS.
October 18, 2010, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 13, 2013



BUTLER, Arthur Ray

ACCIDENT—Arthur Ray Butler, 56, died Friday at his home near here. Born near Grantsville, he was a son of the late Canada and Sara (McClosky) Butler. A custodian at Northern Garrett County High School, Mr. Butler held membership in St. John's Lutheran Church, The Cove. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edith (Georg) Butler; a son Arthur R. Butler Jr., Accident; two daughters. Mrs. Betty Richter, Accident, and Miss Mary Lou Butler, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Dickinson, Accident; Mrs. Christina Durst, Tarentum, Pa., and Mrs. Ruth Simmons, Grantsville: three half-brothers, William Butler, Somerset, and Charles and John Wahl, both of Grantsville; two half-sisters, Mrs. Pearl Fulkner, Accident, and Mrs. Lily Moore, Uniontown, Pa., and five grandchildren. The body is at the residence. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. at St. John's Church by Rev. William Carlson, pastor, and interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, May 25, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTLER, Benjamin Franklin

GRANTSVILLE — Benjamin Franklin Butler, 70, retired farmer, died Monday, at his residence west of here. He had been ill eight weeks. Mr. Butler was born April 20,1881 in Garrett county, a son of the late Amos and Hannah (Durst) Butler. He is survived by two sons, Peter Butler, Grantsville, and Bayard Fay Butler, Meyersdale, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Goldie Beachy and Mrs. Eleanor House, Grantsville, and Mrs. Irvin Livengood, Hanoverton, Ohio; a brother, John Butler, Grantsville, and one sister, Mrs. Ella Tissue, Flat Rock, Pa. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Loch Lynn Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member, by Rev. Richard Grumbling, pastor of Maple Grove Church of the Brethren. Interment will be in Loch Lynn Cemetery. The body is at the Winterberg Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 27, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



BUTLER, Charles A.
 
LAVALE - Charles A. "Bo" Butler, 81, of LaVale, lost his courageous battle with cancer on July 29, 2010, at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1928, he was the son of the late Lucy (Snyder) Helbig and Ben Butler of Cumberland. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Clara Boetcher; and his loving mother, father, sisters and brothers-in-law, Loretta McKenzie, Francis McKenzie, Willa Powell, Boyd Kent Powell Sr. and Thomas Maiers. Bo was a proud veteran of the United States Army where he served during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Purple Heart during his tour of duty. He was a 1948 graduate of Fort Hill High School. His burial will be the sixtieth anniversary of him being wounded in the war. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Annabelle (McKenzie) Butler; his daughter, Teri (Butler) Detrick and husband David, Ridgeley, W.Va.; three sons, Brad Butler of Raeford, N.C., Bret Butler and wife Cindy, Thurmont, and Rusty Butler and wife Beth, Cumberland; one sister, Thelma Earline Maiers; 10 grandchildren, Jason Detrick and wife Missie, Hollie Higgs and husband Roger, Tracy Butler, Aimee Butler, Brad Butler Jr., Tara Wiley and husband Jon, Lara Detrick, Kayla Butler and Kirby Butler; 12 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Jason Jr., Brooke, Tanner and Alek Detrick, Madison and Robert Higgs, Cameron Butler, Jahlile and Markeice Bowens, Avery and Trinity Butler. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Cresaptown, (www.scarpellifuneralhomes.com) on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Cresaptown, on Monday at noon with Monsignor Paul Byrnes as celebrant. Interment will be at Maryland State Veterans Cemetery, Rocky Gap. Military honors will be accorded by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be Brad Butler, Bret Butler, Rusty Butler, Dave Detrick, Brad Butler Jr., Kirby Butler, Jason Detrick Jr. and Cliff Powell. Special thanks to the staff of Schwab Family Cancer Center, Western Maryland Home Hospice and Western Maryland Home Health. Memorial contributions may be made to Western Maryland Health System Hospice Services, Attn: Linda Green, 1050 Industrial Blvd., Suite 19, Cumberland, MD 21502.
July 31, 2010, The Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 13, 2013



BUTLER, Mrs. Clara Wilt

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Clara Butler, 62, died Sunday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Lloyd Bittinger of Jennings, with whom she had been residing. Born February 8, 1896, a daughter of the late Jesse and Rachel (Platter) Wilt, Mrs. Butler was preceded in death by her husband, Truman Butler, in 1955. Mrs. Butler is survived by three sons, Orville Butler, McHenry; Alonza Butler, Baltimore; Merritt Butler, Garrett, Pa.; seven daughters, Mrs. Ethel Fazenbaker, Deep Creek Lake; Mrs. Carrie DeWitt, Oakland; Mrs. Dorcas Wilt, Garrett; Mrs. Lucretia Bittinger, Garrett; Mrs. Viola Leasure, Kantner, Pa.; Mrs. Gladys Rodeheaver, Friendsville; and Mrs. Dorothy Sheeder, Baltimore; six brothers, Harry Wilt, Ray Wilt, and Ivan Wilt, all of Jennings; James Wilt, Swanton; Dewey Wilt, Sand Patch; Silas Wilt, Frostburg; and three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Bittinger, Jennings; Mrs. Thelma Bittinger, Grantsville; and Mrs. Hulda Shaffer, Lonaconing. Mrs. Butler was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be conducted at the church tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Wilt Cemetery near Grantsville. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 3, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 4, 2011




BUTLER, Clark K.

JENNINGS—Clark K. Butler, 38, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Butler, near here, died Saturday night in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been a patient eight days. Born March 13, 1917, in Jennings, he was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Surviving, besides his parents, are a brother, Everett Butler, Acosta, Pa., and three sisters, Mrs. Woodrow Pritts, Somerset, Pa.; Mrs. Dorothy Hileman and Mrs. Hayward Hutzel, Grantsville. Rites will be held tomorrow at 12:30 p. m. in Grantsville Lutheran Church with Rev. Ray Otto and Rev. Charles Yalls officiating. Burial will be in Grantsville cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 18, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTLER, Mrs. Eliza Ellen Folk

Mrs. Eliza Ellen Butler, 77, widow of Gideon McCleland Butler, died at her home near Grantsville, Friday, April 5. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Sunday afternoon. Rev. M. B. Miller and Rev. Ross Speicher officiated. Interment in the church cemetery near by. Mrs. Butler was a daughter of the late Jonas J. and Susanna Shultz Folk, and was born near Jennings, Md., July 19, 1868. Surviving children are Jonas Butler, Jennings; Howard Butler, and Mrs. Charles Gardner, Salisbury, and a number of grandchildren. Surviving sisters are Mrs. M. M. Ward and Mrs. Ellen McKenzie, Frostburg; Mrs. Ida Kenner, Westernport and brothers, Simon Folk, Chicago, Ill., and Edward Folk, Frostburg.
Meyersdale Republican, April 11, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009


BUTLER, Mrs. Eliza Folk

Mrs. Eliza Folk Butler, 77, widow of Gideon McCleland Butler, died at her home near Grantsville, April 5. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Mennonite church Sunday afternoon with the Rev. M. B. Miller, and the Rev. Ross Speicher officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Butler was the daughter of the late Jonas J. and Susanna Shultz Folk, and was born near Jennings, July 19, 1868. Surviving children are Jonas Butler. Jennings; Howard Butler and Mrs. Charles Gardner, Salisbury, Pa.; and a number of grandchildren. Surviving sisters and brother, are Mrs. Melvin Ward, Mrs. Ellen McKenzie and Edward Folk, Frostburg; Mrs. Ida Kenner, Westernport; and Simon Folk, Chicago, Illinois.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 14, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


BUTLER, Elroy Canada
 
Garrett County, Maryland
Elroy Canada Butler, 52, Jennings farmer, and World War veteran, died Wednesday at his home following a heart illness of six weeks.  He was the son of MeClelan and Eliza (Folk) Butler. Surviving besides his parents are his widow, Mrs. Nora (Miller) Butler; three sons, Homer, Harold, John; two daughters, Thelma and Wilda Butler; all at home.  Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Charles Walls, Keysers Ridge; Mrs. Charles Gartner and Miss Elizabeth Butler, of Salisbury, Pa.; three brothers, Jonas Butler, Harnedsville, Pa.; Howard Butler, Keysers Ridge, and Wilson Butler, Jennings; and one grandson. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, of which Mr. Butler was an active member.  Rev. Foster Bittinger, Westernport, officiated at the services assisted by Rev. J.C. Beam, pastor.
Meyersdale Republican, August 20, 1942
(Courtesy of Lois Brode Walls)
Posted December 20, 2013


BUTLER, Mrs. Gladys Arlene Resh
 
Gladys Arlene Butler, 80, of North Kingsville, Ohio, died Sunday, September 28, 2003, at Ashtabula County Medical Center, Ashtabula, Ohio. Born September 11, 1923, in Bittinger, Md., she was a daughter of the late Earl and Oma (Platter) Resh. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Ray and Richard Resh and two sisters, Freda Brittain and Mabel Miller, and one grandson, Paul Woodford. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Homer Clark Butler, three daughters, Carolyn Woodford and husband, Dick, Austinburg, Ohio; Judy Repasy and husband, George, Woodsfield, Ohio; Zona Magda and husband, Richard, Austinburg; four brothers, Ralph Resh, Clearville, Pa.; Carlton "Bus" Resh and Guy Resh, both of Mantua, Ohio; Blaine "Pete" Resh, Grantsville; three sisters, Blanche Hillegass, Bedford, Pa.; Thelma Bittinger, Avilton, Md.; Pauline "Jack" Yommer, Grantsville; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and five step grandchildren. Mrs. Butler was employed as a machine operator. She was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church, and the Fraternal Order of the Elks Auxiliary. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends. Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A. 179 Miller St., Grantsville, Md., on Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Mary Radford officiating. Interment was in Grantsville Cemetery.
Sunday, September 28, 2003 Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

BUTLER, Harvey

Mr Harvey Butler, one of the oldest citizens of this community, died at his home on Judge Reynold's farm, near Keyser, Tues night, and was buried in Queen's Point Cemetery Thursday forenoon. The services were conducted at his home.
Keyser Tribune, July 14, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010




BUTLER, John A.

GRANTSVILLE—John A. Butler, 82, died yesterday at his home on Negro Mountain following a lingering illness. Born in this area, he was a son of the late Amos and Hannah (Durst) Butler. He held membership in Maple Grove Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Savilla (Bittinger) Butler; three sons, John and Mark Butler, both of Grantsville; Alton Butler, Salisbury, Pa.; nine daughters, Mrs. Olive Vought, Mrs. Lottie Mathias, Mrs. Alma Durst, all of Meyersdale; Mrs. Beulah Tressler and Mrs. Melda Butler, both of Grantsville; Mrs. Viola Hutzel, Somerset; Mrs. Ida Reckner, Boswell; Mrs. Pearl Show and Mrs. Evelyn Hudachick, both of Brownsvillle; 33 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday with interment in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 24, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTLER, Jonas E.

Jonas E. Butler, 66, of Garrett County, Md., died on February 6 at Oakland, Md. He was a son of McClelland and Eliza Ellen Folk Butler. Surviving are three children: Harold Butler of Utica, Mich., Ralph Butler of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mrs. Hazel McClintock of Confluence Rt. 3, and these step children: Lloyd Younkin of Grantsville, Kenneth Younkin of Kent, Ohio; Ray of Saginaw, Mich.; Mrs. Nemoa Knepper of Bedford; one brother and three sisters, Harold and Mrs. Sally Walls, both of Grantsville, Mrs. Cora Gartner and Elizabeth Butler, both of Salisbury. Funeral services were held in the Oak Grove Menonite Church with interment in the church cemetery.
The Bedford Gazette, February 10, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 2, 2010




BUTLER, Miss Mary

"Miss Mary Butler, aged 82 years, passed away Wednesday morning at noon at the Hannon home on East Fairview street. Miss Butler had been ill for several weeks and gradually grew weaker and weaker until the end came. The only relatives surviving are her nieces, Misses Mary, Winifred and Regina Hannon, and her nephews, Rev. Emmet Hannon and Messrs. John and Joseph Hannon. The funeral will be held this morning at St. Peter's Catholic Church."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Fri 1 Feb 1924
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted June 15, 2011




BUTLER, Mrs. Nora Ellen Durst
 
GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Nora Ellen Butler, 98, of RD 1, died Friday at Meyersdale, Pa., Community Hospital. Born here May 9, 1887, she was a daughter of the late Michael Durst and Catherine (Spiker) Durst. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Butler. She was a member of the Laughlin Church of the Brethren. Surviving are two sons, Pete Butler, here, and Byard Fay Butler, Meysersdale; a daughter, Mrs. Goldie Beachy, here; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted in the Newman Funeral Home Monday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Earl Yoder. Interment will be in the Durst cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 25, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2012




BUTLER, Orval R.

ECKHART — Orval R. Butler, 50, of here, died Sunday in Miners Hospital shortly after being admitted. A native of Grantsville, he was a son of Mrs. Rena (Hoover) Butler, of Frostburg, and the late Alonzo Butler. Mr. Butler was a member of Cumberland Lodge 271, Loyal Order of Moose. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth (Walsh) Butler; seven sons, Orval R. Butler Jr., Frostburg; Robert, Charles, Anthony, Richard, Allen and John Butler, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Velda Ryman, Meyersdale, Pa.; Mrs. Ola Platter, Mt. Savage; and Mrs. Leona Winebrenner, Avilton; and two brothers, Leonard,and Willard Butler, both of Pittsburgh. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where a service will to conducted today at 11 a. m by Rev. Frank Johnson and interment will be in the Johnson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph Ruffo, Russell Rice, Edward Gracie, Eugene Kenney, Robert Carder Jr. and Allen Ritchie.
The Cumberland News, September 8, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTLER, Orval Truman

OAKLAND - Orval Truman Butler, 44, died suddenly Friday at his home near McHenry. A son of the late Truman and Clara (Wilt) Butler, he was born in Garrett county February 17, I 916. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma (Ferguson) Butler; two daughters, Vernie and Lena Sue, both at home; five sons, Leroy, David, Kenneth, Melvin and Ronald Ray, all at home; two brothers, Alonzo Butler, Baltimore, and Merrill Butler, Meyersdale; seven sisters, Mrs. Charles Fazenbaker, McKenry; Mrs. Clifford Bittinger, Garrett, Pa.; Mrs. Violet Lozier, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Clem Frazee, Friendsville; Mrs. Carrie DeWitt, Oakland; Mrs. Doris Wilt, Meyersdale; and Mrs. Frederick Sheeder, Baltimore. Services will be conducted tomorrow at. 2 p. m. (DST) in the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Frederick Crawford officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Leighton Funeral Home and will be taken to the church at noon tomorrow for services.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 3, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



BUTLER, Mrs. Rena Hoover
 
GRANTSVILLE — Mrs. Rena Butler, 76, widow of Alonzo Butler, died yesterday at Miners Hospital, Frostburg. She was a native of Jennings, a daughter of the late Chancie and Elmira (Bittinger) Hoover, and was a member of the Midlothian Church of God. Surviving are two sons, Leonard and Wilbert Butler, both of Pittsburgh; three daughters, [missing print] dale; Mrs. Ola Marie Platter, Mt. Savage, and Mrs. Leona Winebrenner, Avilton, 36 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home and will be taken to the New Germany Methodist Church Thursday at 1 p.m. for a service at 2 p.m. Rev. C. K. Coley will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland News, April 23, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2012



BUTLER, Mrs. Savilla Bittinger

GRANTSVILLE — Mrs. Savilla Butler, 77, died yesterday at Springs, Pa. A native of Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Emmanuel and Elmina (Shepp) Bittinger. She was a member of Maple Grove Church of the Brethren. Surviving are three sons, John W. and Mark Butler, here; Alton Butler, Salisbury, Pa.; nine daughters, Mrs. 0live Vought, Mrs. Lottie Mathias and Mrs. Elma Durst, Meyersdale; Mrs. Beulah Tressler, Springs; Mrs. Mildred Butler, here; Mrs. Viola Hutzell, Somerset; Mrs. Ida Reckner, Jenners, Mrs. Pearl Show and Mrs. Evelyn Hiedachick, Brownsville, Pa.; 34 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Maple Grove Church by Rev. Dean Huntley and Rev. Walter Otto. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 14, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTLER, Thomas Gilbert

Meyersdale, Pa., Sept. 1 — Thomas Gilbert Butler, 78, died Monday night at the home of his father-in-law, Lewis Knepp of Sand Patch, R. D. He was a son of Edward and Minerva (Tuttle) Butler and was born in Elmira, N. Y. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah (Knepp) Butler, and a son, Lewis Butler, of Carmichaels, Pa. Mr. Butler came to Meyersdale when the Western Maryland Railroad was being constructed in this section and worked for that company until his retirement. He was a member of the Owls Lodge. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at the White Oak Evangelical and Reformed Church by the Rev. John Gindelsperger. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 1, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTLER, Truman Caper

McHENRY - Truman Caper Butler, 63, died Wednesday at his home here. Born at Jennings, he was a son of the late Samson and Jennie (Bittinger) Butler. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clara E. Butler; three sons, Orville and Maynard Butler, both of McHenry; Alonzo Butler of North Carolina; seven daughters, Mrs. Ethel Fazenbaker, Cherry Creek Road; Mrs. Carie DeWitt, Oakland; Mrs. Viola Leasure and Miss Lucretia Butler, both of Friedens, Pa.; Mrs. Gladys Frazee, Friendsville; Mrs. Dorcas Wilt, Garrett, Pa.; and Mrs. Dorothy Sheeder, Baltimore; three brothers, Alonzo Butler, Salisbury, Pa.; Ezra Butler, Markleysburg, Pa.; Freeman Butler, of Pennsylvania; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Bishop and Mrs. Lidia Fries, both of West Virginia. The body is at the Bolden Funeral Home, Oakland. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at Fairview Church, and interment will be in the family cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 27, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTLER, Velma

Grantsville ~ Velma L. Butler, 47, of RD 1, Salisbury, died Wednesday at her residence. She was a daughter of the late George and Martha (Durr) Baker. She was a member of the Maranatha Assembly of God Church. Surviving are her husband, Alton Butler; two daughters, Mrs. Darlene McKenzie, Boynton, Mrs Dixie Frenzel, Frostburg; one son, Kenneth Butler, Springs; three brothers, George and Bruce Baker, both of Wilmington, Del.; Wayne Baker, Newark, Del.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hetrick, Palm Springs, Calif.; Mrs. Catherine Baker, Renville, N.J.; one step-sister, Mrs. Charlotte Sanner, Meyersdale, and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m today.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 26, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTLER, Virginia M. Lapp, nee Tharp

FROSTBURG - Virginia M. Lapp Butler, 81, formerly of Grantsville, died Friday, April 11, 2003, at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center, Frostburg. Born May 4, 1921, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Truman and Julia (Rupp) Tharp. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, George Franklin Lapp and Everett D. Butler; three sons, Ralph, Larry, and Robert Lapp; one daughter, Sandra Kay Lapp; two brothers, Carl and Ralph Tharp; one sister, Elizabeth Tharp; and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Butler was a homemaker, and was a retired cook from Penn Alps Restaurant. She attended the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Grantsville, and the Senior Citizens Center, Jennings. Surviving are three sons, George Lapp and wife Shirley, Grantsville, John Lapp, Finzel, and Kedrick Lapp and wife Debra, Springs, Pa.; one daughter, Margaret Foy, Springs; 20 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 1 p.m. with Pastor David Fetter officiating. Interment will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park. The family requests memorials be directed to the Frostburg Village Nursing Home Activities Fund, 1 Kaylor Circle, Frostburg, MD 21532. Friends can also go online at durstfuneralhome.com to find to directions to the funeral home and the e-mail address to submit expressions of sympathy to the family.
Cumberland Times-News obituary, about Friday, April 11, 2003
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 6, 2010




BUTLER, Wilbert L.

GRANTSVILLE — Wilbert L. Butler, 38, of Pittsburgh, was dead on arrival yesterday at Miners Hospital, Frostburg. A native of Grantsville, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Rena (Hoover) Butler. He was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his widow, Donnalee (Hapsic) Butler, Pittsburgh; a daughter, Christina M. Butler, at home; a brother, Leonard Butler, Pittsburgh, and three sisters, Mrs. Zelda Ryman, Meyersdale; Mrs. Ola Platter, Mt Savage, and Mrs. Leona Winebrenner, Frostburg. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 10:30 a. m. Rev. C. D. Coley will officiate and interment will be in New Germany Methodist Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 20, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




BUTT, James D.

Harpers Ferry W VA, Jan 15 -   James D. Butt, referee in bankruptcy for this district , died suddenly yesterday at his home in Washington. The deceased had practiced law here until 13 years ago, when he removed to Washington. He was a bachelor, nearly 70 years of age, and leaves a brother, Harrison Butt, of Baltimore.
Keyser Tribune, January 17, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010



BUTTS, C. E.

C. E. Butts, ages 43, ill for the past ten months, died Thursday morning at his home, 425 Kentucky avenue, Martinsburg, W. Va. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon with burial at Martinsburg in Green Hill Cemetery. Delegations from the Odd Fellows, Red Men, Modern Woodmen and the Brotherhood of Trackmen (Baltimore & Ohio Railroad) of which he was a member, will attend. Mr. Butts is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Butts, of Martinsburg, six sisters and two brothers, C. L. Butts, Cherry Run; A. D. Butts, Martinsburg; Mrs. Mabel Hasenbuhler, Mrs. Gladys Riser, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Jessie Mudge, Cumberland, Md.; Mrs. Bessie Crawford, North Mountain; Mrs. Cora Freshour, Cherry Run, and Miss Zelda Butts, at home.
Cumberland Evening Times, page 9; 29 April 1927
(Courtesy of Priscilla Engeman/transcribed by Genie)
Posted May 1, 2014



BUTTS, Paul H.

Paul H. Butts, 51, of 443 Pennsylvania Avenue, died suddenly today near Frostburg. Mr. Butts was employed as a salesman for the Fayette Company and suffered a heart attack while making a call on Long Stretch, west of Frostburg. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Miners Hospital. A native of Cumberland, he was born January 14, 1912, a son of the late Harry G. and Rose Lee (McKenzie) Butts. He was an outstanding athlete at the old Pennsylvania Avenue High School where he was graduated in 1931. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Olivia A. (Merrill) Butts; a son, Gary Butts, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Mclntosh, city; three brothers, Charles W. Butts, Jacksonville, Fla.; Homer A. Butts, California, and Robert L. Butts, Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma R. Harden, Florida, and Mrs. Helen K. Tsatsanis, Baltimore, and three grandchildren. The body will be at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
Cumberland Evening Times, April 10, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 21, 2014


BUXTON, Sarah

Mrs Sarah Buxton, mother of Mrs E M Stottlemyer, of this town, died Tues morning at Alexander, Va, where she was on a visit. She got a fall last Sun, fracturing her skull. the burial took place Thurs at Marvin church, Plane No 4. Her daughter was with her when the end came. She had spent considerable time here with her daughter, and had many friends among our people who learned of her death with much sorrow.
Keyser Tribune, November 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010




BUZZARD, John H.

John H. Buzzard, former sheriff of Morgan county and for many years a justice of the peace, and a prominent citizen died at his home in Berkeley Springs, W. Va.,, Sunday morning, aged 87 years.  Death was due to the infirmities of old age. During the Civil War, he was conductor on a Pullman sleeper between Baltimore and Cumberland. He is survived by three sons and three daughters, all living at Berkeley Springs, except W. N. Buzzard, of Elkins, W. Va. The funeral will occur this afternoon.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 20, 2010





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