Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


September 14, 2013

Lorraine Brammell Criswell - 1914-2013

GRAYSON — Lorraine Brammell Criswell, 99, of Grayson died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Carter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Grayson.

She was born Jan. 7, 1914, in Grayson, a daughter of the late Ed and Lula (Vincent) Brammell. She was a retired teacher in the Carter County school system. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Berea College and her master’s degree from Morehead State College. She was a founding member of the Carter County Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Lindsey-Pactolous Homemakers Club.  

Lorraine loved  to crochet throws and afghans; she completed 3,274, some of which were used in the ICU Neonatal for preemies  in area hospitals and Ashland Police Department cruisers for them to comfort children in need. She was a member of the Leon Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Criswell; three sisters, Irene Wallace, Cristine Crisp and June Krause; four brothers, Virgel, Vincent, Fred and Jack Brammell.

Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Dianne (Jim) Harris of Grayson; a grandson, Christopher (Debra) Harris of Grayson; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Brant Harris; two sisters-in-law, Grace and Opal Brammell of Grayson; several nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Sparks Funeral Home with Don Frye and Benny Bradshaw officiating. Pallbearers will be Kenny Brammell, George Brammell, Freddie Brammell, Tim Brammell, Leonard Brammell, Brad Brammell, Brian Brammell and Kevin Dickerson. Burial will follow at the Grayson Burial Park.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, and after 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY.  41101

Online condolences may be made at sparksfh.com.

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