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From: "Harold Blevins" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Thos J. Ashley obituary-Vera
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 11:34:04 -0500
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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 11:10 AM
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Thos J. Ashley obituary
> Calico Rock Progress - Apr 19, 1929
> Death Comes to Thos J. Ashley at Violet Hill.
> Mr Thos. J. Ashley, one of the county's oldest and best known
> passed away at his home at Violet Hill last Tuesday morning, April 16th.
> death was not unexpected, as he had been in declining health for several
> months and of late he has been in a very critical condition.
> Mr Ashley would have been 80 years of age the 22nd of this month. He
> was born in Kentucky, but moved to this county during childhood, his
> settling in the vicinity of Violet Hill. He has resided there since,
> a mile of where he lived when he first came here. Besides being one of the
> most prosperous farmers of the county, he took an active interest in
> affairs until late years when his health became impaired. He took the lead
> in various moves and enterprises instituted for the betterment of his home
> community and county. Being of a keen intellect and well posted on affairs
> in general, his advice was sought by many. He was a man of outstanding
> integrity and character and enjoyed the highest respect and esteem of all
> with whom he came in contact.
> Mr Ashley served as justice of the peace of his home township for
> 30 years. In 1900 he was elected as county judge, in which capacity he
> served four years. Later he served the county for two years as
> representative in the state legislature.
> Mr Ashley's wife died four years ago. He is survived by three sons
> three daughters --- John C. Ashley of Melbourne Circuit Judge of this
> district; Roger Ashley of Pine Bluff; Wm. Ashley of Tuckerman; Mrs Dr.
> of Violet Hill; Mrs C. R. Jacobs of Oklahoma City, and Mrs Alfred Johnson
> Burial took place at the Violet Hill cemetery Wednesday afternoon,
> funeral services being conducted by Rev. W. W. Peterson of Melbourne.
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