Funeral services for Grayson S. Holbrook, 26, were held January 11 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.
A daughter of Martin Holbrook III of Whitesburg and the late Sharon Sexton Holbrook, she was born in Norton, Va. She died January 8 at Pikeville Medical Center.
Miss Holbrook was a member of Forgiven Ministries of Whitesburg, and was a student at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College before becoming ill.
She was an author of more than 15 children’s books and was working with her grandmother on a history of Letcher County schools. She enjoyed being on the Tuesday Morning Roundtable on WXKQ, and was on the Foster Care Review Board. She was an honorary Kentucky Colonel and had received the Unsung Heroes Award from the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving in addition to her father are her maternal grandmother, Shirley Sexton of Colson; two brothers, Bryson Coots of Whitesburg and Cody Coots of Lexington; and a sister, Seanna Coots of Colson.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Martin Holbrook II and Juanita Holbrook, and her maternal grandfather, Willard Sexton.