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Originally published: 2012-12-26 14:48:35
Last modified: 2012-12-26 14:48:35

James Paul Ashley

The Rev. James Paul Ashley, 77, of Warrensville, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 24, 2012, at Villages of Wilkes.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Ashley, the Rev. Bob Cundiff and the Rev. Fred Houck officiating. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral service.

The Rev. Ashley was born in Ashe County on Tuesday, March 26, 1935, to the late Don and Gladys Richardson Ashley. He was a Volvo specialist. He was ordained a minister by the Church of Christ in Christian Union.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Shyver Ashley on May 8, 1998, and by a brother Donnie Ashley.

The Rev. Ashley is survived by his wife, Geneva Wilcox Ashley, of Little River, S.C.; three sons, Rick Ashley and wife, Phyllis, of Jefferson, Jerry Ashley and wife, Sara, of West Jefferson and David Ashley, of Fleetwood; a brother, Ed Ashley, of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Deanna Herr and Donna Sue Ashley, both of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to the Gideons, PO Box 993, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

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Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.