Betty Lou Howard, age 81, of Ashland, KY, passed away September 8, 2020 at Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY. She was born on May 21, 1939 to the late Abraham Lincoln Fraley and Ida Blackburn Fraley in Martin County, KY. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Howard, Sr., one daughter, Judy Howard, three brothers, Emmitt Fraley, Willard Fraley, and Fuzzy Fraley, and three sisters, Ellen Goble, Lena Mae Chapman, and Dorothy Fraley. She is survived by her son, Donald (Barbara) Howard, Jr. of Ashland, KY, and Thelma Fraley Goble of Inez, KY. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Sara Beth Howard (Jason) Craig and Madison Lanah Howard, and one great grandchild, Emma Grace Craig. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11 AM in the chapel of Crum Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Ashland Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 PM to 8 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Crum Funeral Home of Inez, KY.
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