Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 20, 2013

Velma Braden - 1916-2013

Wright’s Funeral Home
The Independent

LOAD — Velma Johnson Braden, 97, of Load, went to be with the lord on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Wurtland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in Load, on March 30, 1916, a daughter of the late Ed and Nettie Nichols Johnson.

She was a charter member of the Load Enterprise Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death, along with her parents, by her husband, Carl Braden in 1989; a brother, Gilbert Johnson; and two sisters, Ruth Stoltz and Magdalene Johnson.

She is survived by a son, Larry Dale Braden and his wife, Louise, of Wurtland; a daughter, Joyce Lee Ward and her husband, Howard, of Troy, Ohio; five grandchildren, Bryan Ward, Shawn Braden, Teresa Salyers, Shayla Hicks and Andrew Burns; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup by Brothers Glen Newsome and Paul Martin. Burial will follow in the Chaffins Cemetery in Load.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made to the family at wrightsfuneralhome.com.