Ashley Earl Hester

Ashley Earl Hester, 76, of Ocean Isle Beach (formerly of Bladenboro, formerly of Burlington) died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Hester was born on June 6, 1936, in Bladenboro, son of the late George Edwin and Fanny Shaw Hester. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Mattie Beth Hester in 2005 and a son, Richard Earl Hester, in 1995.
He retired as owner and operator of Fashion Packaging in 1996. After retirement to Ocean Isle Beach, he enjoyed spending time at the beach, fishing and playing golf.
Surviving are his daughter, Melanie Farmer, and husband, Bryan, of Burlington; sister, Jeanette White, of Orrum; and grandson, Chad Gibson, of Asheville.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Galeed Baptist Church Cemetery, Bladenboro.
Visitation was Tuesday, May 14, at Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel, U.S. 17 N., Shallotte.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Brunswick House, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.

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Published in The Brunswick Beacon on May 16, 2013