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Michael Fraley
  • In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to be given to the:
  • Michael Fraley Medical Care Fund
    PNC Bank, 160 Broadway Street
    Jackson, OH 45640

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“Chris, Im so sorry to hear of your loss.You and your family will be in my thoughts. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: mark leonard - oak hill , OH

“I remember Mike as a caring, compassionate, hard-working, soft spoken man. He will be missed. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Paul & Diane Hollingshead - OH

“Chris, I send love and prayers. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy Zito McCaochan - Royal Oak, MI

“Chris, I'm so very sorry for your and your famlies loss. All of you are in my prayers. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Tami Cox Phillips - wellston, OH

“I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He was well known and liked by all that knew him. Nancy Harris ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Nancy (Martin) Harris - Jackson, OH

“Dear Chris, I am so sorry for your loss.Frankfort is not that far from Wellston and Jackson but sense August when we loss Daddy I just don't get...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Bobbie Willis Henry - Frankfort, OH

“We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Uncle Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Nikki & David Allen - Lancster, OH

“Our family sends sends our deepest condolences. Yous are in our prayers.! ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Iris Gill and Family - Wellston, OH

“My prayers go out to Chris and your family, Mike's family, and all who loved him. How sad I was to hear of his passing. May God help you through this. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Arla McVIcker - Cedar Falls, IA

“christine, i am so sorry to hear of mikes passsing. prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: janice fout - wellston, OH

“Chris, I'm so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember to lean on all of...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jo Handley - waldorf, MD - Friend

“I hated to hear of Mike's passing. I know you all are going through a hard time right now. If there is anything that I can do for you just give me a...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Maggie Cheek Dunn - Wellston, OH

“Chris, I'm sorry to hear about Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It's been a long time since I have seen you or...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Kathy Taylor

“Chris, so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing that his suffering...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Pam Essman Ellison - Wellston, OH

“I'm sorry for your loss Chris, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Nettles


Michael Fraley, age 55, of Wellston, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012, at his home. He was born January 27, 1957 in Gallipolis, Ohio, the son of the late Walter Ray Fraley and Patricia Ann Shoemaker Fraley. Mike was a 1974 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a Journeyman Pipe Fitter with Union Local 577 in Portsmouth. Mike was well known for his excellent skills in welding. He loved the outdoors and was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club and the North American Fishing Club. He was a scroll worker who enjoyed detailed woodworking as well as home construction. Mike loved traveling to and being at the ocean. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Jackson. Mike is survived by his wife of 36 years, Christine M. Hollingshead Fraley; 2 sons, Michael Shane Fraley (Crystal Mills) of Oak Hill and Brad Anthony Fraley of Jackson; 4 grandchildren, Braden Fraley, Brennan Fraley, Connor Fraley and Keira Fraley; 2 sisters and 1 brother, Pamela Sue Fraley Napper of Washington Court House, Jeffrey Allen Fraley of Newport News, Va. and Linda Gayle Fraley Proehl of Urbana ; mother-in-law, Norma Hollingshead of Wellston, as well as several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Grover and Norma Fraley and Tom and Bessie Shoemaker and his father-in-law, Richard Hollingshead, Sr. At Mike's request, his body was cremated. A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday at 2 P.M. at the Faith Lutheran Church, Huron Street in Jackson, with Pastor Robin Wargoski officiating. Following the service, the family will greet friends, to reminisce about Mike's life with pictures, videos and refreshments. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions be given to the Michael Fraley Medical Care Fund at the PNC Bank in Jackson. Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.