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Opal Butcher


Opal Newsome Butcher, 96, of Meally, died Monday, April 26, 2021, at her residence.

She was born in Olive Hill, Sept. 27, 1924, to the late John and Eliza Jane Bentley Newsome.

On May 10, 1947, in Paintsville, she married Douglas Butcher who preceded her in death on May 23, 2016.

She is survived by two sons, Stephen Douglas Butcher (Carolyn) and David Newsome Butcher (Arlene); four grandchildren, John Beecher Butcher (Laura), Honorable Judge David Brett Butcher (Heather), Stephen Douglas Butcher (Kara) and Melissa Ann Sheron (Kevin); and eight great-grandchildren, Miles, Ben, Reese, Jase, Kessa, Kase, Kallie and Kaiya.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 29, 2021, in the Preston Funeral Home Chapel, with Jackie Jarrell and Ronnie Spriggs officiating. Interment followed in the Butcher Cemetery, Williamsport, with the grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made to: Favored United Baptist Church, 24 Wagonwheel Road Louisa, KY 41230, or, by contacting Preston Funeral Home at 606-789-4212.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Preston Funeral Home Of Paintsville.

The guestbook may be signed at www.theprestonfuneralhome.net.

This is a paid obituary.

Kenneth Chandler


Kenneth Chandler, 78, of Stambaugh, died Monday, April 26, 2021.

A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Christopher Hensley


Christopher Hanson Hensley, 60, of Paintsville, died Friday, April 30, 2021.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Karen Mullins


Karen Sue Mullins, 52, of Thealka, died Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 807 South Mayo Trail, Paintsville.

Charles Spradlin


Charles Ernest Spradlin, 75, of Slone Branch, Flat Gap, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Graveside services were held Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the Spradlin Family Cemetery, Slone Branch, Flat Gap.