Raymond Thurston Askew

Born: Sat., Jul. 31, 1943
Died: Thu., Jan. 24, 2008

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Raymond Thurston Askew, age 64, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Thursday, January 24, 2008. He was born on July 31, 1943 to the late Thurston Starr Askew and Carles Irene Davis Askew. Raymond attended Meadowcrest School through fifth grade and then graduated from Greensboro High School in 1961. For a couple of years after high school he worked for Georgia Kraft and later became a substation construction foreman for Georgia Power in 1965 and retired in 2007. He was a member of the Elk''s Club, Jaycees and a former volunteer fireman for the city of Greensboro. He was a member at Walker United Methodist Church. Fishing, camping and traveling were his favorite pastimes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole Brook Askew, on January 17, 2006. He is survived by a daughter, Donna Askew Moon and husband Tommy of Greensboro, GA; a son, Ben Askew and wife Debbie of Union Point, GA; fiance'', June Huff of Madison, GA; three brothers, Bill Askew and wife JoAnn of Bishop, GA; Allen Askew and wife Sandra of White Plains, GA and Horace Askew and wife Ann of Greensboro, GA; two granddaughters, Brook Moon and Ellie Askew; mother-in-law, Frances Gunn of Union Point, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at Walker United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmy A. Long, Rev. Dwight Webster and Rev. John Pike officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Wayne Hammock, Tommy Towler, Roger Dayton, Bill Campbell, Terry Mabry, Blake Batchelor, Jim Bauch and A. E. Axelberg. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Gene Askew, Luke Askew, Taylor Brook, Drew Mabry, Luke Mabry and Bill Byce. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday night at the funeral home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Madison Christian Church Bldg Fund, 1871 Atlanta Highway, P. O.Box 108, Madison, GA 30650 or Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665. 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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Paige and Brian Hubbard
   Posted Fri January 25, 2008
I was so shocked by the news of your fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. May God keep you during this time of great sorrow. With Deepest Sympathy, Brian, Paige, Justin and Phillip.

April Christopher& family
   Posted Fri January 25, 2008
Tommy,Mrs.Donna& Brook, My heart goes out to you all. I could not imagine the hurt and pain you all must be going through. Just a little words to let you know I am thinking about you all at this time. With Sympathy, April

Louise Cason Bentley
   Posted Fri January 25, 2008
Donna and Family I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lou Bentley

Patricia Sellers Gillespie
   Posted Fri January 25, 2008
So sorry to hear of a classmate's passing. Raymond was such a nice person. My sincere condolences to the entire family. May God be with you in a very special way during this very sad, difficult time.

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Sat January 26, 2008
Our love and sympathies to all of you at this difficult time. We will never forget Raymond's smiling face and pleasant personality. ( A special hug for my Brook!)

David and Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Sat January 26, 2008
So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, David and Teresa Dunagan

Mariela and Jay Schnable
   Posted Sat January 26, 2008
Donna, Tommy, and Brook, we were saddened to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Jay and Mariela

Andrea, Chase, & McKenzie Moore
   Posted Sat January 26, 2008
At times like this, words cannot say the things we'd like them to, but may it be a help to know our thoughts and prayers are there with you. Raymond was a great friend to my father and mother (Tom & Ann).

Jefff Cawthon
   Posted Sat January 26, 2008
Sorry to here of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

David and Jan Hallman
   Posted Sat January 26, 2008
Donna, Tommy and Brooke, So sorry to hear of Raymond's death. He was such a wonderful person and a great fisherman. I know he will be greatly missed. He and Carole are now together. Just wanted you to know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. David and Jan Hallman, Josh and Robert

Candy Arwood
   Posted Sat January 26, 2008
Donna, The staff at Boswell-Parker Nursing Center are deeply sorrow for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom and Brooke Ertel
   Posted Sat January 26, 2008
We regret that we cannot be there tonight to offer our condolences to Donna, Tommy, and Brook. We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers. In Christ's love, Tom and Brooke

Denise Channell
   Posted Sat January 26, 2008
Donna and family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers and may God's love and healing power be with your. Denise, Brian, Josh, Seth, Keith & Meredith

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sun January 27, 2008
Donna and Ben, Please know that many caring thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow

W. T. (Bill) Hawkins
   Posted Sun January 27, 2008
Raymond and I worked in the same crew back in the early sixties. Later years He work for me as an Electrician. I have fond memories of him. He was a quiet,hard working man. I was proud to have known and worked with him.

Bill Crawford
   Posted Sun January 27, 2008
My sympathies and condolences go to the family at this difficult time.

Carlene Noggle
   Posted Sun January 27, 2008
Ben, Donna and familes... May Our Lord and Savior comfort you all during this time of great and difficult sorrow...You all are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you. sincerely, Carlene and family

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Mon January 28, 2008
You will all be in my prayers. I am truly sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Wanda McCannon

Gene & Linda Anthony
   Posted Mon January 28, 2008
Please know that many thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. We got to know Raymond through his boating many years ago. He was such a nice man! Our condolences.

Kenny Kellum
   Posted Mon January 28, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of Raymonds death. I did not know of this until Monday morning or I would have been there. Raymond & I have been frields for a long time. Again I am sorry for your loss.

Tony, Lori, Ivy & Zach Smith
   Posted Mon January 28, 2008
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Mon January 28, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God bless you and keep all of you in his tender care. Brenda,Jay,Wayne,Shay Lindsey

Dee Beeler
   Posted Mon January 28, 2008
Donna and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers continue to be with you during this difficult time. Dee & Craig

Henrietta Duvall
   Posted Wed January 30, 2008
Donna, I was so sorry to hear of your fathers death. Henrietta