William Oliver Ashley

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Services for William Oliver Ashley, of Brookhaven, will be heldat 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Bethel Temple Pentecostal Churchin Brookhaven with burial in the church cemetery. Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6 until 9 p.m. at the church.

Mr. Ashley, 72, died Dec. 17, 2007, at St. Dominic-JacksonMemorial Hospital in Jackson. He was born on June 6, 1935, toClarence Alvin Ashley and Bonnie Smith.

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He was a retired millwright mechanic and United PaperworkersInternational and Union Member. He served in the United StatesArmy, where he served as Morse code operator, and also won aSharpshooter award. He was a member of Bethel Temple PentecostalChurch.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sisters, AnnAnderson and Janie Dykes; and his brother, Ralph Ashley.

Survivors are his wife of 49 years, Kathleen Lambert; hisdaughters, Karole Thornhill and husband Garry, and Ronda Ashley,all of Brookhaven; his brothers, Alvin Ashley, Loyd Ashley, FloydAshley, Tommy Ashley and Jerry Ashley; his sisters, BonnieSpitchley, Nancy Patrick and Jenny Yates; and his grandchildren,Dana Thornhill Hux and husband Luke, and Megan Thornhill; and onevery special great-granddaughter, Emily Kathleen Hux.

Pallbearers are Howard Alexander, Mike Ellis, Johnny Haley,William Moore, Butch Paden and Jerry Rutland.

Honorary pallbearers are Alfred Laird and the Georgia PacificPort Hudson Work Crew.

Memorials may be made to Tupelo Children’s Mansion Ministries,P.O. Box 167, Tupelo, MS 38802.