Sunday, November 30, 2008

My great-grandma

Pearl Ashley (January 10, 1916 - November 26, 2008)

Pearl Ashley, age 92, died November 26, 2008 in Hot Spring County Medical Center. She was born in Antioch Community on January 10, 1916 to William Thomas Hall and Iva Garrett Hall and lived in Antioch her entire life.

She married Freeman Ashley on September 11, 1937 and associated with Caddo Valley congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was a farm wife and loved flowers, gardening, animals, her family, and lively music.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Clyde Hall and an infant brother; two sons, Kenneth Ashley and Carl Ashley; a granddaughter, Candy Ashley; a sister, Verna Beason and a great-grandson, Alex Larimore.

She is survived by one daughter, Mildred Galindo of Antioch, AR; a son, Doyle Ashley of Antioch, AR; four granddaughters, Lisa Porterfield of Friendship, AR; Becky Roy of Benton, AR; Trish Cook and Phyllis Bricker both of the Houston, TX area; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Judy Ashley of Malvern, AR and a sister-in-law, Effie Seward of Antioch, AR.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2008, in the chapel of Atkinson Funeral Home by David Overturf.

Visitation will be held from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. on Monday, December 1, 2008 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Upper Antioch Cemetery. Pallbearers are Bobby Crabb, Philip Crabb, Darren Young, Arvin Booy, Leonard Hodges, and Joe Pence.

I will be leaving Houston in the morning and will be coming back some time on Wednesday. I, as always, will have my phone. Feel free to text or call's a 7 hour drive....boring.