Cumberland Times-News

May 8, 2013


Cumberland Times-News

— FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Bernice Irene Brafford, 87, of Fort Ashby, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at The Dawnview Center.

Born Aug. 3, 1927 in Sand Patch, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Vera (Petenbrink) Murray.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orland E. Brafford; and siblings, Thelma Bittinger, Maurice Murray, Dorthy Thompson, Paul Murray, and Fern Sturtz.

Mrs. Brafford was a homemaker and belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Steven Brafford and wife Jackie, Mineral, Va.; her step-son, Richard Brafford and wife Nina, Manchester; two grandchildren, Jessica Blackburn and husband Allen, and their children, Tyler and Blake, and Jared Brafford; two step-grandchildren, Debbie Gray, and her children, Logan, Alex, and Adam, and Jullie Brafford; and siblings, Freda Wagoner, Janet Houchard, Karl Murray, Roy Murray, and Jean Millar.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.

The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Hickman, officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 108 Byte Drive, Ste. 103, Frederick, MD 21702.

Condolences to the family may be posted after Mrs. Brafford’s obituary at