Bertha Dewley Ashley, of Wilmington, died Monday, March 30, 2015, at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. She was 91.
She was born in Fort Fairfield, Maine, on Dec. 10, 1923, the daughter of the late Lewis and Eliza Dewley. Mrs. Ashley was a member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church. She retired from Belk Beery after 35 years of service.
Surviving is her husband of 69 years, William Lane Ashley; two sons, Jerry Ashley and wife, Wanda, of Wilmington and Gary Ashley and wife, Betsy, of Hampstead; her daughter, Jane Smith and husband, Glenn, of Proctorville; five grandchildren, Jason Ashley, Alison Daniels, Russell Ashley, Ashley Bailey and Tyler Smith; two sisters, Thelma Curtis and Gloria Larsen; and four brothers, Earl, Harold, Larry and Guy Dewley. Also remembered are a granddaughter, Danita Hodges and nine brothers, all of whom preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church followed by funeral services beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Waters officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Cemetery in Fairmont with the Rev. Steve Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Myrtle Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 5524 Myrtle Grove Road, Wilmington, NC 28409.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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