Helen Merck Ashe

June 20, 1926November 6, 2012
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Helen Merck Ashe, 86, of Cramerton, passed away on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas. She was born in Pickens County and was the daughter of the late Jule Washington and Corrie Mitchell Merck. Mrs. Ashe was a graduate of Central High School, Central, was a former employee of the Mayflower Plant of Burlington Industries for 33 years and then retired from the Gastonia Plant of Freightliner after 7 years of service. She was a member of the Eastern Star and White Shrine and was a member of Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church. Mrs. Ashe is survived by one daughter, Pam Fisher and husband Randy of Iron Station, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Ryan Black and wife Nancy of Mt. Holly, North Carolina, Britt Fisher of Iron Station, North Carolina; two great grandchildren, Drew and Karter Black; two sisters, Geneva Gossett of Clemson, Imogene Head and husband John of Central; three brothers, Claude Merck and wife Hazel of Greenville, Fred Merck of Central, Mitchell Merck and wife Yvonne of Iron Station, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Lamar Quinn of Cramerton, North Carolina. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia with the funeral service to be at 1:00 p. m. Thursday at The Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home with Rev. Vonn Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park. Mrs. Ashe was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Buren Ashe; great granddaughter, Kennedy Black; three brothers, Leroy, Clarence and Austin Merck; sister, Eva Fincannon Lanier. Memorials may be made to Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 446, Cramerton, North Carolina 28032 or Hills Chapel United Methodist Church, 988 South Highway 16, Stanley, North Carolina 28164. Online condolences may be made at: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Ashe family


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February 21, 2013

Pam I am so very sorry to know that you lost your sweet mother. I didn't know about this until now. My mother Virginia Bagwell Allen-Hittner went to be with the Lord on February 3rd. Our mothers were both just so precious. My heart goes out to you and family. Love you, Patty

Linda Pressley

November 25, 2012

Sending lots of love and prayers in your time of need. God bless you and your family.

Tom Stikeleather

November 13, 2012

Pam and Randy,
So sorry for your loss.May God carry you through this time of grief.Our prayers are with you.

November 9, 2012

Pam, Ryan and family, all my family sends all our love and deepest sympathy. Such a lovely lady. Was our blessing to have known her and her family..Judy,Dawn,Darin & Denise Black (Mount Holly, NC)

Michael & Rosey Kelly

November 9, 2012

Pam so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark Lackey

November 8, 2012

Pam, our prayers are with you and the grandchildren in this time of sadness. We had so many good times as children at Long Beach and here at home. I remember these with your mom's passing. Cling to the hope of Christ Jesus that you will see her again. Love,

Betty and John Smith

November 8, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

November 7, 2012

Pam and family, thinking of you. So sorry and praying for your strength during this time. Love you Daryl and Debbie K. Faile

Jason Merritt

November 7, 2012

Ryan and Mrs Fisher, I truly am sorry for your loss of such a special woman as your mother and grandmother. Ryan, the sun set and rose over you in her eyes!!! I remember how she was always at school functions so she she could be around you. She was such a sweet, wonderful woman, that now the folks in heaven have the pleasure in meeting. We love you guys!!!!
--Jason, Denise, Meagan, & Noah

Lea Ann Moss

November 7, 2012

Helen was so very special. She and Daddy were so good for each other. I'm so thankful that she was such a good friend and loving companion to Daddy. He misses her terribly and loved her deeply. I know he wants to be able to tell you these things himself, so I wanted to make sure you know how much she meant to him (and to Lisa and me). Please know that she impacted our lives in such a special way. You are all in our prayers.

Love, Lea Ann