OBITUARY

Ethel M Bray

March 30, 1938April 24, 2021
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Ethel M. Bray, age 83, of Franklin, OH; went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Franklin Ridge Nursing Home. Ethel was born in Wooton, KY on March 30, 1938 to the late Felix and Rebecca (Asher) Melton. Ethel was last employed with US Cargo & Courier and was a member of the Poastown First Church of God. She enjoyed spending time with her loved ones and fishing. Ethel was preceded in death by her brothers, Henry Russell Melton, David Monroe Melton and the father of her children, Harold Bray. Ethel is survived by her brothers, Curtis Melton and Ben Melton, both of Wooton Kentucky; her son, Kenny (Melinda) Bray, her daughter, Regina (Michael) Smith; her grandchildren, Matthew (Stacey) Bowermaster, Lucas Smith, Joshua Smith, Bryan Parker, Maci Bray and Kendall Bray; her great-grandchildren, Madelyn Bowermaster and Blake Smith; as well as many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, other family members and many many friends. Funeral services will be officiated by Lonnie Bray at 1pm Saturday May 1, 2021 at Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home 517 South Sutphin Street, Middletown, OH 45044. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday from 11am to 1pm at the funeral home.

A live streaming of the service will be available at www.facebook.com/AndersonFuneral/. Once the live stream has ended, the full recording will be posted to our Facebook page to be viewed at any time. Thank you.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Katie Bray

April 30, 2021

When, Eddie, and I were newlyweds, it was, Ethel, that was one of the first of my new family, to make me feel welcome. We lived near each other and saw one another, frequently. Eddie, and, Harold, were often out of town working, so, Ethel, and I spent lots of time visiting, working puzzles, having Stanley and Tupperware parties and doing things with our family. Ethel, was always easy to talk with, full of energy, so generous with her time and understanding. There was lots of laughter and encouragement. When, Todd, was born, she helped me with my new baby and even took care of him sometimes, when I resumed my college courses. I always wanted a sister and felt so fortunate to have, Ethel, in my life. Now, I had seven sisters, because, Eddie, had four brothers and two sisters. We were always so glad to gather together. It was a wonderful union for me. All of my new family was such a blessing for me. There was always something going on in our family. Ethel was always there for me, day or night. Kenny, and, Gina, were always so bright, sweet and fun to be around. I treasure my memories of, Ethel, and cherish her as my sister. She made such a difference in my life. May she be blessed many fold as she has blessed not only me, but everyone who knew her.

Manuela engel

April 28, 2021

When I worked at the ridge I always went into room see if she needed anything or we just talked we would laugh. She even asked me to be a stna. Which I wanted to be. She was the most kindness and sweet lady. I will miss her. Rest in heaven Ethel bray until we meet again.. also prayers to the family from family..

Megan Bush

April 28, 2021

This saddens my heart. Ethel was such a sweet and kind soul. One of a kind. It was an absolute honor to give care to such a wonderful woman. She will be missed by all who met her. My thoughts and prayers are with her daughter and family.

Stacy Morgerson

April 27, 2021

Dear, sweet Ethel... How I loved taking care of this wonderful lady! It's been a couple years ago, that I was her nurse, but I know she never forgot me! What a sweet, beautiful soul. I have never stopped loving her! Prayers and blessings to her beautiful family! Hugs to Regina, I can't imagine how you feel without your momma.

Tamara elliott

April 26, 2021

I was so honor to know this beautiful person. I helped her when I was in ohio. She was the sweetest woman. She was always smiling and making me smile even on a bad day. I have missed her when i moved . She is always in my heart.

Regina Taylor

April 26, 2021

Loved Ethel use to fry cornbread bring it to her have so many great memories of her can't write them all down .I will miss her a great deal . She was a special lady always had a smile on her face.love ya Ethel you will be greatly missed . Prayers for all your loved ones.

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