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Sally Sherman Brantley

October 8, 1963 ~ May 11, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Sally Brantley Obituary

Sally Sherman Brantley, age 59, passed away on May 11, 2023, in Englewood, FL. She was born on October 8, 1963, in Paintsville, KY, loving daughter of Geneva (Fraley) Sherman and the late Buford Sherman.

Sally graduated from Morgan County High School in 1981. She then received her bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University in 1985 where she discovered her love for helping people reach their potential. This led to earning her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Kentucky in 1989. During her time in Kentucky, she found a love for the arts; she loved sewing and practicing interior design through decor and her paintings that filled the walls in her home. Dance was a large passion throughout her life. She took on cheerleading at a young age which turned into a bright career as a Zumba instructor. In 2005, Sally married her husband Byron Brantley in Ohio and the two relocated to Florida in 2021 where her love of ballroom dance sparked various lessons and sporadic movie-like moments in their loving relationship. The passion for dance was passed down to her daughter Olivia, who also had classical ballet training, of which her mom enjoyed many performances. Sally enjoyed many hobbies. She was a fan of UK basketball and the Kentucky Derby. She also loved miniature dachshunds and had two puppies named Abby and Sophie. She will be remembered as a loving wife, fantastic mother, and dear friend.

Sally was preceded in death by her father, Buford Sherman; her paternal grandparents, Willie & Georgie Sherman; and maternal grandparents, Astor & Lexie Fraley.

She is survived by her husband, Byron Brantley; children, Olivia and Cameron Sawchuk; mother, Geneva Fraley Sherman; brother, Keith & Julie Sherman; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Index Community Church, Index, KY, with Rev. Mike Frisby officiating.  Visitation from 12 -1 p.m., Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Index Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charities link below: 

Hearing Loss Association of America



University of Cincinnati Cardiovascular Research Center.


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June 3, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Index Community Church

Memorial Service
June 3, 2023

1:00 PM
Index Community Church (KY)


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