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Raymond C. Paden, Sr.

July 19, 1958 ~ May 4, 2019 (age 60)


                 Raymond Charles Paden, Sr., age 60, of Franklin, better known as "Ray" or "Bone", passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son, and friend. 

                Ray loved hunting, fishing, singing, jammin' bluegrass music, and playing with his grandkids, especially playing music with his grandson, Caleb. 

                Ray leaves behind his wife of forty years, Charlotte; their four children: Bobbie Jo Mrowka and her spouse of Connecticut, Amy Jo Poulton and her partner of Massachusetts, Ray, Jr. and his partner of Pennsylvania, and Daniel Paden and spouse of Pennsylvania; ten grandchildren:  Serena, Adreona, Reagan, Henry, Joey, Jason, Haley, Lennox, Caroline, and Caleb; two nephews: Ron, Jr. and Harlen; four brothers: Rick, Steve, Ron, Sr., and Harry; his parents, Glen and Dorothy; and many extended family and friends.  Ray was truly one of a kind.

                Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life on Wednesday (May 8th) at 4 p.m. at the Rocky Grove Fire Hall, 29 Shuffstall Street, Franklin (Rocky Grove). 

                Funeral arrangements are being completed by Hile-Best Funeral Home in Seneca, Cranberry Township.  To express online condolences to the family, please visit

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