OBITUARY

Luther "Pops" Augusta Ashley, MSgt (Ret)

March 30, 1930February 6, 2011

LUTHER AUGUSTA ASHLEY, MSGT (RET) MACON – MSgt Luther A. “Pops” Ashley, went to be forever with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue with burial and full Military Honors in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Craig Holmes and the Rev. Justin Teate will officiate. Members of the 202nd Engineering Squadron and members of the 116th Civil Engineering Squadron are asked to sit as a group at the service. The family will meet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Source of Light Ministries International, 1011 Mission Road, Madison, GA 30690. MSgt Ashley, son of the late Burdick Ashley and Annie Pearl Howard Ashley Floyd, was born in Laurens County and had lived in Macon most of his life. MSgt Ashley served with the U. S. Marine Corps for two years during the Korean Conflict before enlisting in the Georgia Air National Guard where he served for thirty-three years with the 202nd Engineering Installation Squadron. He was an aircraft electrician with Robins Air Force Base retiring after twenty-three years which combined for a total of fifty-eight years of distinguished Federal Service. MSgt Ashley was preceded in death by his lifelong sweetheart and wife of sixty-one years, Sara Lucille Ashley. He was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors while fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball where he was given the name “Pops” by the players, their families and other coaches at Western Little League. He was a kind, patient and gentle man who touched the lives and hearts of everyone he met with his generous servant’s heart. He attended Gilead Baptist Church. A loving and devoted father and grandfather, he is survived by his family whom he adored, his son, MSgt David L. Ashley of Flowery Branch; three grandchildren, Brittany Ashley of Macon, Brett (Megan) Ashley of Tampa, FL and Brooke Ashley of Macon; his great granddaughter, Paisley Brooke White of Macon; his uncle, Kelly C. Fordham of Macon; his aunt, Atha Howard of Jacksonville, FL; his sister-in-law, Frances Ashley of Cadwell and several nieces. Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences. Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services, Pio Nono Avenue has charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, February 9, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 8, 2011
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Luther "Pops" Augusta Ashley, MSgt (Ret)

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Geneva Sprayberry

January 22, 2012

David, I not sure that you remember me but Its Geneva( caring companions). I cared for your mom and dad. Im so sorry to hear about your loss. For some reason Your dad popped in my head today so I searched online for him because I remember the day your mom passed you sat in their living room and told us that your dads chemo only had about a year left to be effective. Your parents were such a join to work with! They are now togher looking down on you and watching over you. I hope your familt is doing well and I will keep you all in my prayers at 1 yr approaches

February 12, 2011

Sorry about your DAD. Know you will miss him, but thank the Lord - he knew THE LORD AS HIS SAVIOUR.
Keep yourself in God's Word - that is what brings peace.
Jo Ann (Bowker) Bandy and Jac Bandy
Ps. 18: 1 & 2
P.S. just found out about your Dad last evening, while at a ball game.

February 10, 2011

David and Family,
We are praying for you.

Love in Christ,
Robert & Barbara Allen
John 16:22

February 10, 2011

David,
We're so sorry to hear about your dad. Praying for you and your family.
Rebecca & Reggie

Kevin Lucas

February 9, 2011

David and family, having said Goodnight to my Mother and Father in the last few years I understand the awful loneliness you feel. May God grant the wonderful peace that comes by knowing he was "under His wings". God bless you. You are in our prayers. Kevin, for Cindy and Joy Lucas, Ruther Glen, VA

William & Linda HOUSTON

February 8, 2011

David, we are very sorry about the loss of your Father. Our thougths and prayers are with you and your family.

JOE & KATIE VANDIVERE

February 8, 2011

LUTHER, OLE BUDDY, HAVE A GOOD JOURNEY, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL MISS YOU, DAVID, CLOSE AS THE PHONE.

February 8, 2011

Dear David,
We are so sorry for your loss, and our prayers and sympathies are with you. We will remember with fondness all of the ball games I sat with your Dad and cheered our girls to victory! May God bless your family during this time of pain. With love from our family, Sharon Ball and Vicki (Ball) Pitts

Pastor Ed Chambless

February 8, 2011

David & Family:
Your dear father has been such a real encouragement over the years. A dear Christian gentleman. Never a complainer. How he always talked about you and the family with a big smile on his face. You are much in our prayers.
Love ya'll. Pastor Ed & Dale Chambless Mikado Baptist Church

February 8, 2011

I will always treasure the summer fun of floating on inner tubes, swimming, and fishing at Lake Sinclair with all my cousins. I cherish the memories of his wide, goofy grin as He passed me in the hall, during training exercises, or while in formation at the 202 E.I.S. Squadron. He and i were very proud to be a part of that most honored Unit; and, He represented our family well.