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Dovie ASCHBACKER


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Dovie ASCHBACKER Obituary
ASCHBACKER, Dovie Dovie Estelle (Burnham) Aschbacker, 106, of Decatur, Ga. passed away at her home on Jan. 4, 2018 with family by her side. She was born in Sumrall, Mississippi on March 1, 1911, the fourth of nine children born to Thomas Sumpter Burnham and Zona Ellen (Clark) Burnham. Just 17 when her mother passed away, Dovie spent nearly a decade raising four younger brothers, whom she always called her "kids." She met Harry Aschbacker in Jackson, Miss. during WWII. They married in June 1943 and moved to Atlanta soon after. They spent two decades living in Kirkwood and moved in 1964 to the Medlock Park neighborhood near Decatur. They were longtime members of Clairmont Hills Baptist Church. Though they had no children of their own, Dovie was a loving matriarch to the four brothers she raised and their many children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harry O. Aschbacker, by her parents and by all eight of her siblings. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and countless friends who considered her family. Viewing is set for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. at A.S. Turner & Sons in Decatur. A funeral service will be held at Noon, with interment immediately following at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Tucker, Ga. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Clairmont Hills Baptist Church, Decatur, Ga. A.S Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2018
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