A road made slick by rain is being blamed for an accident at Mayking last week which caused the death of a 73-year-old Craft’s Colly woman who was driving to church.
Kentucky State Police said Ada S. Maloney was driving a 1994 Mercury Tracer north on U.S. 119 around 5:43 p.m., on June 4 when she came upon a line of traffic stopped near the entrance to Gose Hollow. Maloney, who was on her way to church, attempted to stop her vehicle on the wet road and slid into the southbound lane, colliding head-on with a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica being driven by Jason Adams.
Maloney was pronounced dead at the scene by Letcher County Deputy Coroner Robbie Campbell. She had been wearing her seat belt.
Letcher County Coroner Wallace Bolling Jr. said Adams was treated for a leg injury at the Whitesburg hospital.
Maloney was a daughter of the late Albert and Hattie Slone Sexton. She enjoyed going to church and singing.
Maloney is survived by one son, Jimmy Maloney of Ermine; four daughters, Brenda Howard of McRoberts, Donna Collins of Millstone, Margaret Harris of Whitaker and Betty Jean Fugate of Mayking; four brothers, Cartis Sexton of Knott County, Brack Sexton of Cowan, and Sherman Sexton and Casper Sexton, both of Knott County; and three sisters, Rosa Lee Click, Roberta Potter and Havanna Hale, all of Knott County. Eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.
Maloney was the widow of Raymond Maloney. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lou Ella Potter, and a sister, Velma Glee Combs.
Funeral services were held June 7 at the Haymond Free Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.