William Lewis Ashley

Born: Thu., Mar. 4, 1937
Died: Fri., Nov. 4, 2011

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William Lewis Ashley, age 74, of the Veazey Community of Greene County, died Friday, November 4, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Greene County, he was born March 4, 1937 to the late Floyd Roger Ashley and Bertha Kate Askew Ashley. He attended Greensboro High School and then entered the United States Army serving his country for four years from 1958 to 1962. He married the former Shirley Whitlow in September of 1962. Lewis began his working career for Mary Leila Cotton Mill, then worked for Bradley Pontiac. In 1993 he retired from Alcan as a crusher operator. He played the guitar for the Greene County Ramblers Band and they enjoyed playing for square dances. He was a member of Cornerstone Christian Center of Madison and enjoyed fishing and playing with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife of 49 years, Shirley Whitlow Ashley, of the Veazey Community, he is survived by a daughter, Dean Ashley Griffin of Eatonton, GA; a son, David Ashley and wife Jeanie of the Veazey Community; son-in-law, Harold Griffin of LaGrange, GA; grandchildren, Josh Griffin, Chris Griffin, and Nicki Ashley; great grandchildren, Kaylie Miller and Jason Miller; special friends, Snuffy and Francine Smith of Greshamville, GA; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Russell Cash and Rev. Bruce Lovin officiating. Interment will follow in the Greensboro City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Josh Griffin, Christopher Griffin, Harold Griffin, Robert "Snuffy" Smith, Jeff Smith and Terry Burnette. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Greene County Relay for Life, c/o Bank South, P O Box 89, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Smith Oliver
   Posted Sat November 05, 2011
I'm very sorry to learn of the loss of your loved one and friend to many in Greene County. I recall Lewis very well from Miss Sally Purks' First Grade class in G'boro. He was always friendly and fun to be around as we grew up. I especially loved his and his Dad Mr.Roger's music. Seems that they always won the local talent show each year. May your family fine peace in just knowing what a fine citizen, friend and family man Lewis was to you all and the community.

Gene Veazey
   Posted Sat November 05, 2011
Extending my deepest sympathy. May God bless you and give you comfort.

Kim Gunn
   Posted Sat November 05, 2011
Ms Shirley I just heard about Mr. Lewis. I am so sorry for your loss. But we both know he is in a batter place. Praying for you and the family.

Jan Hallman
   Posted Sat November 05, 2011
To the Ashley family, Lewis will be greatly missed. We really enjoyed his Christmas lights each year and looked forward to seeing them when we came down from KY. He was a good person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. David and Jan Hallman, Josh and Robert

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Sat November 05, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Greg & Cathy Murphy
   Posted Sat November 05, 2011
So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

dianne f. mckinley
   Posted Sat November 05, 2011
my prayersare with the family in this time of their loss

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sun November 06, 2011
We were so sorry for your loss, yet we know your loss is heavens gain. We will keep your family in our prayers.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sun November 06, 2011
David & Family, I am sorry for your loss. You all will be un my thoughts and prayers.

Meg Marshall
   Posted Sun November 06, 2011
David, Jeanie and family, I am so sorry to read about Mr. Ashley's passing. I know he will be missed. You are all in my prayers.

Julie Meadows Davenport
   Posted Mon November 07, 2011
Miss Shirley and Family, So sorry to hear the passing of Mr. Ashley. He was truely a sweet man. I am happy thou he is nolonger suffering. I prayed for him often to not have any pain. He is going to make one sweet Angel in Heaven. May GOD Bless you all. Love in Christ, Julie

Marie Burden
   Posted Mon November 07, 2011
David and Family: I was so sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Ashley. I will keep you in my prayers in the days ahead.

Eddie & Tina Brown
   Posted Tue November 08, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Ashley. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. Deepest Sympathy

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Wed November 09, 2011
David and family, May you find peace in knowing your loved one is in a better place. you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Tee