The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 11, 2014

Obituaries — Sunday, May 11, 2014

Carolyn Sue Fraley Bolt

It is with great sadness that we the family of Carolyn Sue Fraley Bolt announce the passing of our beloved wife, sister and aunt. Carolyn went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 7th 2014, passing away at her home in Lester. She was 65 years of age.

Affectionately known as Carol all her life, Carolyn Sue Fraley was born on April 14th, 1949, at Slab Fork. One of seven children, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Maud Ray Fraley. In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Harvey Boston and Laura Lawson Fraley and maternal grandparents, William Sankie and Betty Lewis Ray all of Hotchkiss.

Carol was baptized a Christian at the Sprague Freewill Baptist Church in the 1970’s  Although Carol never had a children of her own, she loved and doted on her nieces and nephews as though they were hers. An accomplished seamstress, she had made several wedding gowns for her nieces and many of her own outfits.

For the past 47 years, Carol has been married to her beloved husband, Ralph. Carol and Ralph enjoyed motorcycling, riding ATVs, fishing and watching NASCAR regularly. She loved  her dogs and had several throughout her lifetime. She and Ralph were devoted to each other.

Carol was the sweet sister to her brothers and sister, Franklin Fraley and his wife, Mary of Slab Fork, Bill Fraley and his wife, Barbara of Eccles, Wayne Fraley and his wife, Brenda  of Crab Orchard, Roger Fraley and his wife, Katherine of Lester and Allen Fraley and his wife, Alice of Fariview and Geraldine Bryant of Daniels. She was the dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Her nephew, Gary Stephen York of Monroe, N.C. has preceded her in death.

We her family will forever cherish Carol’s memory.

On Monday, May 12th, at 1 p.m. we will honor the memory of Carolyn Sue Fraley Bolt with a “Service of Remembrance” at the Melton Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Dennis Burks of the Crow Baptist Church will be officiating. Carolyn will be laid to rest in the Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service hour.    

Condolences may be sent to the family’s guestbook at www.meltonmortuary. com

Arrangements by Melton Mortuary and Cremation Center, Beckley.

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