OBITUARY

Mary Lee Ashley

June 4, 1932May 5, 2018

Mary Lee Coble Shoffner Ashley, 85, of Liberty, after a long illness and surrounded by family went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington.

Mary enjoyed her church, being with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Smithwood Christian Church, 6809 Kimesville Road, Liberty, NC with Reverend Howard Spray officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. At other times the family will be at the home of Bobby and Mary Jo Ray.

She is the daughter of the late James Olney and Jennie Allred Coble and was also preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Dale Shoffner, B.L. Shoffner and J.J. Ashley; daughter, Karen Lynn Graves; two sisters, Hazel Stutts and Georgia Pike; brother, James O. Coble, Jr. and granddaughter, Laura Elizabeth Greeson.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Mary Jo Ray and husband Bobby of Liberty, Betsy Rich and husband Thomas (Tom) of Graham, and Bonnie Faye Greeson and husband R.B of Liberty; son-in law, Rudy Graves of Burlington; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please make a memorial contribution to Smithwood Christian Church, C/O Pam Smith, 6632 Alamance County Line Road, Liberty, North Carolina 27298.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Ashley family.

  • FAMILY

  • Jennie Elizabeth Allred Coble, Mother
  • James Olney Cobble, Father
  • Joe Dale Shoffner, Husband
  • B.L. Shoffner, Husband
  • J.J. Ashley, Husband
  • Karen Lynn Graves, Daughter
  • Hazel Stutts, Sister
  • Georgia Pike, Sister
  • James O. Coble Jr., Brother
  • Laura Elizabeth Greeson, Granddaughter
  • Mary Jo Ray, Daughter
  • Bobby Ray, Son-in-law
  • Betsy Rich, Daughter
  • Tom Rich, Son-in-law
  • Bonnie Faye Greeson, Daughter
  • R.B. Greeson, Son-in-law
  • Rudy Graves, Son-in-law
  • Mary also leaves behind seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren to cherish her memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • Smithwood Christian Church

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Steve M. Frazier

May 8, 2018

Mary Jo, Betsy, and Bonnie know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless your families with peace.

Dawn Light

May 8, 2018

Mary Jo and Bonnie, I am so sorry about the death of your Mother. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dawn

Ann Ashley

May 7, 2018

Sorry to hear about the passing of Mary Lee. My prayers are with the whole family.

Bonnie Layton Donnell

May 7, 2018

My deepest sympathies to each of you . Mary Lee will never be forgotten as she has always been known to everyone around the community as one of the nicest ladies anyone could have met. Everytime I seen her she was smiling , even on days when I bet she didn’t feel like smiling . But that was her nature . Mary Lee Rest In Peace cause your work on earth is done Dear sweet lady . But your memory will live on . .....Til we meet again .

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Mary Lee Coble Shoffner Ashley, 85, of Liberty, after a long illness and surrounded by family went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington.

Mary enjoyed her church, being with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Smithwood Christian Church, 6809 Kimesville Road, Liberty, NC with Reverend Howard Spray officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. At other times the family will be at the home of Bobby and Mary Jo Ray.

She is the daughter of the late James Olney and Jennie Allred Coble and was also preceded in death by her husbands, Joe Dale Shoffner, B.L. Shoffner and J.J. Ashley; daughter, Karen Lynn Graves; two sisters, Hazel Stutts and Georgia Pike; brother, James O. Coble, Jr. and granddaughter, Laura Elizabeth Greeson.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Mary Jo Ray and husband Bobby of Liberty, Betsy Rich and husband Thomas (Tom) of Graham, and Bonnie Faye Greeson and husband R.B of Liberty; son-in law, Rudy Graves of Burlington; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please make a memorial contribution to Smithwood Christian Church, C/O Pam Smith, 6632 Alamance County Line Road, Liberty, North Carolina 27298.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at www.LoflinFH.com.

Loflin Funeral Home of Liberty is honored to serve the Ashley family.