Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

September 29, 2013

Virginia Poff Butler

PRINCETON — Virginia Poff Butler, 89, of the Old Springs Road, Princeton, formerly of State Street, Athens, died peacefully Friday afternoon, September 27, 2013 at her residence.

Born June 6, 1924, in Princeton, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas Poff and Mary Pearl Fletcher Poff.

Virginia was educated in Mercer County and a lifelong resident. She was a faithful member of the Athens Church of Christ, where she taught Primary to the Senior Class in Sunday school. Virginia will be lovingly remembered in Athens for her work with the elderly and her beautiful geraniums that she grew every summer.

She was married for 35 years to a loving husband, Fred J. Butler II of Hilltop, together they raised four children: William Poff and wife Connie of Weslaco TX, Zella Annette Barie, Pauline “Polly” Hartman and Freda Hess Butler all deceased.

She was the 5th born of the sisters, all who preceded her in death: Hazel Mathena, Naomi Snyder, Annie Hubbard, Josie Hazelwood and Mae Bryant. Virginia had 12 grandchildren, 2 deceased, 5 step grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. And a host of nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor C.T. Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in the Athens Cemetery in Athens.

Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from Noon until the service hour at the funeral home. Online condolence may be shared via

Men of the church will serve as pallbearers.

The Butler family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Harvey Lee Henley Harvey Lee Henley

    PRINCETON — Harvey Lee Henley, 68, of Princeton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dora Ellen Tribble

    PRINCETON — Dora Ellen Tribble, 95, of Glenwood Park Retirement Center, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her residence.

    July 22, 2014

  • Reba Jennings Moye Blevins Reba Jennings Moye Blevins

    DANIELS — Reba Jennings Moye Blevins of Daniels, WV, died July 20, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hazel  G. Wagoner Hazel G. Wagoner

    BARTLEY — Hazel G. Wagoner, 91, of Bartley, WV, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her residence in Bartley, WV, following a long illness.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Yvonne Marie Shaw Yvonne Marie Shaw

    PRINCETON — Yvonne Marie Shaw, 53, of Princeton, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Leonard Allen “Len” Chambers Leonard Allen “Len” Chambers

    PRINCETON — Leonard Allen “Len” Chambers, 74, of the Athens Road, Princeton, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Wilma L. Hale Wilma L. Hale

    TAZEWELL, Va. — Wilma L. Hale, age 74 of Tazewell, VA passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Carilion Tazewell, Community Hospital in Tazewell, VA.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Giovanni "Johnny" Monarchi

    CALLAWAY, Md. — Giovanni "Johnny" Monarchi, 81 of Callaway, MD formerly of Ashland, WV passed away on July 17, 2014 in Callaway, MO.

    July 22, 2014

  • Virgie Gaylene Hess Virgie Gaylene Hess

    ABINGDON, Va. — Virgie Gaylene Hess, Age 85  of Abingdon, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruby Vivian Leedy

    BASTIAN, Va. — Ruby Vivian Leedy, 102 of Bastian, VA and formerly of Bluefield, VA passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Bland County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

    July 22, 2014

Local News