Wilma Laney(1921 - 2013)


MARION - Wilma Ashe Laney, age 91, of Marion, NC, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, January 13, 2013, with her loving family by her side. Born October 7, 1921 in Swain County, NC, she was the daughter of the late John Walter Ashe and Vola Bryant Ashe. Wilma was a homemaker and seamstress and attended Bethel Baptist Church. She dearly loved her family and had great pride in helping raise her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Loren M. Laney; one grandson, Caydon McKinney; one brother, Tennyson Ashe and one sister, Molene Smith.

She is survived by three children, Phyllis Laney Connell and husband, Ray, of Marion, NC, Tyson Laney and wife, Ruthie, of Durham, NC and Denise Laney Beam and husband, Dennis, of Marion, NC; one brother, Winfred Ashe and wife, Ellen, of Cullowhee, NC. Twelve grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren also survive.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with Revs. Jimmy Upton and Cy Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043 and/or Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1788, Marion, NC 28752.

Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

An online register is available under OBITUARIES at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.


Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 15, 2013