REFORM James Harold "Doc" Ashcraft, age 84, of Reform, died Dec. 14, 2012, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brannon Pinion and Rev. Lee Vail officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Memorial Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
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He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, V.L. Ashcraft; and his sister, Annie Grace Vail.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Norwood Ashcraft of Reform, Ala.; his daughters, Dawn Rollins and husband, Bill of Dothan, Ala. and Tina Smith of Alpharetta, Ga.; his sons, James Harold Ashcraft Jr. and wife, Julie of Huntsville, Ala. and Mark Ashcraft of Reform, Ala.; his grandchildren, James, Mary Frances, Beth Anne, and John Ashcraft, Ashley Rollins, and Keely Smith; and nieces and nephews, Julanne Troha, Lee Vail, Fan Pigford, Jeanne Fort, and the late Scotty Norwood.
James Harold "Doc" Ashcraft was born August 4, 1928, in Reform, Alabama to the late Virgil Lee Ashcraft and Mattie Belle Fitzgerald Ashcraft. He was a former mayor of Reform, Ala., serving three terms. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a well known resident of Pickens County.
Pallbearers will be James Ashcraft, John Ashcraft, Brad Troha, Jeff Troha, Lee Vail, Brody Vail, Bill Rollins, and Donnie Babb.
Honorary pallbearers are Andrew C. Wade, Rob Finney, West Alabama Bank Board of Directors, Murray McMillian, Will Bouchillon, VFW members, Joe Elmore, William Ashmore, Ray Austell, Jerry McAdams, Bill Wyatt, Tony Booth, Johnny Doughty, Karl Vail, Hobson Vail, Elmer Bishop, Dudley Burkhalter, Pee Wee Sparks, and Raymond House.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a
Skelton Funeral Home - Reform
2105 2nd St. SW
Reform, AL 35481
Published in Tuscaloosa News from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2012