Alvin Ashley

Published 3:22 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Mr. Alvin Ashley, 92, of Sontag, Mississippi passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at his residence in Sontag. Alvin was born November 11, 1929 in Sontag, MS to Clarence and Bonnie Smith Ashley.

Visitation will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Sontag, MS on Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM with funeral services on Friday July 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Graveside services will follow at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Sontag. Bros. Andy Fullington, Eddie Bates, Ed King and Jimmy Smith will officiate the services with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Alvin retired from Kellwood Manufacturing as an accountant after 44 years. After retiring he was the President of the Sontag Wanilla Water Department for over 23 years. Alvin was a member of the Monticello Lion’s Club, he was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director, Church Treasurer. He loved to work in his garden and do yard work.

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Alvin is survived by his wife of 34 years Barbara Ashley of Sontag, MS; children; Linda Easley (Doug) of Brookhaven, MS and Gwen Rayborn (Kelvin) of Jayess, MS and Dean Davis of Wesson, MS; sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Loyd Ashley (Denise), Floyd Ashley, Jerry Ashley and Tommy Ashley; sisters, Nancy Patrick and Jenny Yates (Jere).

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hilda Hedgepeth Ashley, two brothers and three sisters, one great grandchild.

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