Whitesburg KY

Rites held for Mabel Jo Buttrey



Mabel Jo “Ma” Buttrey died May 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.

A daughter of the late Letcher and Lillie Collins, she was the widow of James W. “Jimmy” Buttrey.

She was a grandmother of the late Carl Jason Adams, and the mother-in-law of the late Gary Neal Adams.

Surviving are two daughters, Freida Ratliff and husband Ronnie, and Estella Jo Adams; a son, James Letcher Buttrey and wife Linda; eight grandchildren, J.C. Jones, Mike Jones, J.J. Buttrey, Larry Neal Adams, Trevor Buttrey, Chad Ratliff, Crystal Campbell and Shawn Campbell.

She served on the board of MCHC for several years, was involved in the Domestic Violence Program, and was a founding member of the Isom Day Committee.

Mrs. Buttrey was a founding member of the Isom Presbyterian Church, and was later a member of the Little Colly Baptist Church.

She was a social worker for the Cabinet for Human Resources for 35 years, and had worked with the Letcher County Health Department.

Burial was in the Letcher Collins Cemetery on Little Colly on a farm where she was born and reared.

Letcher Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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