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Askew, L.J.* - Muscle Shoals  
L.J. Askew Lois (L.J.) Askew, of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, age 95, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. The visitation will be today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church at the new location, 503 S. Wilson Dam Rd., with service to follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens. L.J. was preceded in death by his father, V.A. Askew, mother, Ida Laster Askew, brother, Auburn Askew, son, Kenneth Askew, grandson, Stephen Cantrell and Mitch Askew, stepson, Carl Fisher, stepdaughter, Carol Fisher Jackson, and first wife, Elizabeth Elkins Askew. He is survived by his wife, Marie Askew; daughter, Nadine Cummins; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Askew was a member of Highland Park Baptist Church where he served as a deacon; he had been an ordained deacon for over 65 years. He was a World War II Navy veteran, retired from Ford Motor Co., past owner and operator of Russellville TV and Appliance Company of Russellville, Alabama, electrical contractor, charter member of Russellville Junior Chamber of Commerce, member of Masonic Lodge 508 of Sheffield, Alabama, charter member of Scottish Rite Valley of the Tri-Cities where he was a 32 degree KCCH member, charter member of Cahaba Shrine Temple of Huntsville, Alabama, member of UAW, American Legion Post 31, Gideon's International Colbert County Camp, past board member and treasurer of Auto Federal Credit Union, a past board member of Alabama Central Credit Union of Birmingham, Alabama, past real estate salesman and broker, and a member of Layman Unlimited, building churches in different countries. He was a graduate of Colbert County High School, of Leighton, Alabama, graduate of the University of Georgia center for continuing education at Athens, Georgia. You may sign the online register at . Colbert Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.
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Published in Florence Times Daily on Dec. 24, 2014

Obituaries from the Past Week

Ashley, Joyce B. - Red Bay  
Joyce B. Ashley RED BAY Joyce Boyd Ashley, 78, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, Vina. The service will be 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, with burial in Halltown Cemetery, Vina. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, is directing.
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Published in Florence Times Daily on Dec. 20, 2014
Askew, L.J. - Muscle Shoals  
L.J. Askew MUSCLE SHOALS Lois "L.J." Askew, 95, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Park Baptist Church. The service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in Highland Park Baptist Church. Colbert Memorial Chapel is directing.
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Published in Florence Times Daily on Dec. 23, 2014
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