CRAMERTON - Helen Merck Ashe, 86, passed away Nov. 6, 2012, at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas.
She was born in Pickens County, S.C., daughter of the late Jule Washington and Corrie Mitchell Merck.
Mrs. Ashe was a graduate of Central High School, Central, South Carolina, 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; two grandchildren, Ryan Black and wife
Nancy of Mt. Holly, Britt Fisher of Iron Station; two great grandchildren, Drew and Karter Black; two sisters, Geneva Gossett of Clemson, South Carolina, Imogene Head and husband John of Central, South Carolina; three brothers, Claude Merck and wife Hazel of Greenville, South Carolina, Fred Merck of Central, South Carolina, Mitchell Merck and wife Yvonne of Iron Station; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Lamar Quinn of Cramerton.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia with the funeral service to be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home with the 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: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com:
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Ashe family.