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Frances Christenbury Butler
August 16, 1948-June 14, 2021

Frances Christenbury Butler, 72, of Conover passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021 at Frye Regional Medical Center. 

She was born August 16, 1948 in Mecklenburg County to the late William and Annie Barnette Christenbury. Frances was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Claremont and retired from Carolina Glove in Newton after 40+ years of service.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Marshall Butler.

Memories of her will be treasured by her 9-year-old rescut pup, Buzz; her son, Brandon Butler, Sr. and wife Jenny of Newton; her daughter, Elaine Butler of Salisbury; grandsons: Brandon Butler II and  Nathaniel Butler, both of Newton; her brother Jimmy Christenbury and wife Sandy of Oxford; her sister Edith Pope and husband Dewey of Newton; and others who knew and loved her.

A service to celebrate Frances’ life will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service, 7878 NC Hwy 16, Newton, NC. Rev. David Daly will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to Humane Society of Catawba County, P.O. Box 63, Hickory, NC 28603.

Condolences may be sent to the Butler family at

The Butler family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, 828-465-2111.

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