Butler Hall at Handley named after local family

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Posted: November 12, 2013

The Winchester Star

The children of Robert and Hilda Butler, who graduated from Handley, are asked to state the year they graduated. Steve Butler (standing, middle), a 1963 graduate, said he graduated in “2000,” which elicited applause and laughter at the ceremony.
Members of the Butler family are honored by the Winchester Education Foundation and school officials during the Butler Hall dedication ceremony. Posing with a portrait of their parents, Robert and Hilda Butler, are Douglas Butler (from left) and Jack Butler, both of Winchester, Joan Butler, of Richmond, Ben Butler, of Winchester, Joyce Butler Allen, of Elkins, W.Va., Marsha Lebovitz, of Allentown, Pa., Steve Butler, of Winchester, and Sue Sullivan of Kitty Hawk, N.C. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
Members of the Robert and Hilda Butler family snap photos of relatives participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the Butler Hall dedication Monday at Handley High School. They are Wendy Sullivan (from left), of Nags Head, N.C., Tyler Butler, of Clifton, Elizabeth Kelley, of Kitty Hawk, N.C., Jean Lancaster, of Charlottesville, and Chip Burton, of Richmond. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)


About 50 relatives of Robert and Hilda Butler gathered in a corridor at John Handley High School Monday morning to dedicate Butler Hall.

The Butlers’ 10 children graduated from Handley.…

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