Published 11:22 am Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bethany Holbrook

Dec. 10, 1943 –– Sept. 26, 2015

Bethany D. Holbrook, 71, of Kitts Hill, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Ashland, native was born Dec. 10, 1943, the daughter of the late Albert and Louise Fain Arthur. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dallas E. Holbrook.

Bethany attended Paul Blazer High School in Ashland, was a homemaker and attended Sheridan Freewill Baptist Church. She loved to be with and take care of her family and was always there for them.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Blanton and Faye Holbrook; a brother, Harold Arthur; a sister-in-law, Patricia Galyen; three brothers-in-law, John Patrick, Jack Gentry and Richard Riffitt.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sisters, Lorraine Patrick, of Franklin Furnace, Gereline Riffitt, of Wheelersburg, Wilma (Bill) Castle, of Ashland, and Daphne (Tim Holbrook) Gentry, of Kitts Hill; a brother, Tony (Darlene) Arthur, of Ashland; sister-in-law Sharon Howard, of Gallipolis; and multiple nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with the Rev. Randy Patrick officiating. Burial will follow in Haverhill Cemetery and visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit


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