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Mr. Shirley A. Fryman, 88, of Augusta, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the River Valley Nursing Home in Butler, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Jean (nee Clark) Fryman who died on April 26, 2017.


Shirley was born in Augusta on July 30, 1935, to his parents, the late Robert and Ethel (nee Wilson) Fryman, Sr. He previously worked as a concrete finisher with the Messer Construction Company in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Surviving him are four sons, Garry Fryman (Phyliss), Ronald Bonapfel (Linda), Kevin Bonapfel (Sheila), and Steve Bonapfel (Patricia); his daughter, Cheryl “Sis” Bonapfel (Jimmy); his brother, Ernie Fryman and sister, Connie Mantor; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four sons, Shirley Fryman, Jr., Larry Fryman, Danny Fryman, and Ricky Bonapfel; three brothers, Donald Fryman, Dave Fryman, and Eugene Fryman; and three sisters, Louise Meyer, Edna Fryman, and Dottie Houp.


The funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at the Metcalfe-Hennessey Funeral Home.


Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Bracken County, Kentucky.


Visitation will also be on Tuesday at the funeral home from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Memorials are suggested to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 1237 Rocky View Dr., Cold Spring, KY 41076 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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