Cecil D. Ashley, 79, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 28, 1934, in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., to the late Robert Deward and Gladys Dolby Ashley. Mr. Ashley was a member of Matoaca Baptist Church and retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation with 38 years of service.
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He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joyce P. Ashley; daughter, Sharon K. Franklin and husband, Charles W. Franklin Jr.; son, Brian K. Ashley and wife, Sherri Ann Shink-Ashley; grandchildren, Robert A. Brown, Dianna A. Rosbicki and husband, Stephen G. Jr. and Shawn P. Ashley; great-granddaughters, Brianna Nicole Rosbicki and Hailey Grace Rosbicki; sisters, Betty A. Stein, Wilma A. Elkins and husband, Jimmie, and Mary A. Henshaw; brother-in-law, Claiborne T. Perdue Jr. and wife, Sharon; nephews, Robert Elkins, Michael Elkins, and Douglas Henshaw; and a niece, Robin Via.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Donald Joyner officiating. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to the Colonial Heights Fire and EMS, P.O. Box 3401, Colonial Heights, VA 23834.
Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in The Progress-Index on Aug. 29, 2014