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Bessie Darlene McBrayer, 80, of Greenup, KY, went to be with the Lord Monday, February 12, 2018, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY, surrounded by her family who loved her dearly.
Mrs. McBrayer was born in Pike County, KY, May 4, 1937, a daughter of the late Thurman and Gracie Spencer Carter.
She was a member of Oak Street Chapel in Flatwoods, KY, for many years. She loved to work jigsaw puzzles and enjoyed watching red birds.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene McBrayer; one daughter, Vonda McBrayer Kelly; one son, Darrell McBrayer; two grandsons, Phillip Force and Adam Force; two granddaughters, Wilma Archey and Abby Archey; and one great-great-granddaughter, Jensyn Archey; four brothers, Raymond Carter, Lee Carter, Junior Carter and Okie Carter; two sisters, Edna Thacker and Eunice Thomas.
She is survived by one daughter, Sherry (Lester) Archey of Greenup; three sisters, Opal Gottschalk of Mansfield, Ohio, Janet (Stanton) Miller of Greenup, and Violet Patton of Estero, FL; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Pastor Johnsey Collins. Burial will be in McBrayer Cemetery in Greenup.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday.
Condolences may be made at rlfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 13, 2018
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