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Clotine Withrow Fraley

1936-2021

Clotine Withrow Fraley, age 85, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021, at her residence in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Clotine was born June 24, 1936, in Rowan County, Kentucky, to the late Clarence “Ted” and Annie Caudill Withrow.  Her husband, Benjamin Webster Fraley, preceded her in death 49 years ago on February 5, 1972.  They were married September 19, 1958.

Clotine was a member of the Soldier Church of God, where her husband was an ordained minister.  During their marriage they traveled throughout the Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio area, wherever the Lord led Ben to preach.  Clotine remained a “preacher’s wife” following Ben’s death and continued to support the Church and serve the Lord.

Clotine retired from Wal-Mart in 2009 after 21 years of employment.  She previously worked for Maloney’s in Morehead and Olive Hill and Cowden’s Sewing Factory in Morehead.  

In addition to her parents and husband, Clotine was preceded in death by her sister, Oveda Mae Withrow Messer, a nephew Mark Messer, both her father and mother-in-law, William McKinley and Libby Shumate Fraley; a sister, Jewel Withrow; five brothers-in-law, William Fraley, Philip Fraley, Ray Fay, Wilford Brown and Jimmie Stigall; three sisters-in-law Gertrude Fraley, Bonnie Fraley Stigall and Deloris Caudill Fraley; as well as several other nephews and nieces on Ben’s side of the family.

Clotine is survived by a daughter that she and Ben adopted as a newborn just four years before his death, Chimila Michele and husband Jimmie Darrin Hargett of Olive Hill, Kentucky.  

Other survivors include:  two brothers, Ivan (Judy) Withrow of Findlay, Ohio and Jack (Bobbie) Withrow of Morehead; brother-in-law Claude Messer of Morehead; sisters-in law Fannie Fraley Brown of Shiloh, Ohio and Joanne Fraley Fay of Columbus, Ohio; nephews, Eric (Karianne) Withrow and their sons Preston and Harrison, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jason (Kathy) Withrow and their daughters Anna, Sophia and Maya, of Dexter, Michigan, and Ethan Withrow of Morehead; her special cousin who was like a sister, Sue Caudill Brown, of Morehead; as well as several other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, church family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. Friday, July 2, 2021 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead with Brother Gayle Price, Brother Tippy Price and Brother Byron Hargett officiating.

Burial will follow in the Fraley Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Eric Withrow, Jason Withrow, Ethan Withrow, Wayne Brown, Stephen Brown, David Jessie, Wayne Jessee and Byron Hargett.

The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home, 808 Old Flemingsburg Road, Morehead, Kentucky 40351 is caring for all arrangements. To view the online memorial and sign the guest book, please visit www.mrgrayfh.com.

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