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“You and your family are in my thoughts an prayers. God bless. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Liz McFarlin - Groveland, FL

“I didn't know him for very long, and I didn't know much about him. But he was a nice and caring man from the day I met him, it's a very sad loss to...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Rachel McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“I can just hear those golden bells a ringing for J. D. as he sails home to be with his Savior. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ruby H. DeLoach - Chapin, SC

“You are in our prayers. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jane Boyd Self - Chapel Hill, NC

“Doris, I am so sorry to hear about JD. Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time. If there is anything we...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: AnnMarie McLaughlin - Calhan, CO

“Aunt Doris, There are no words to tell you how very sorry I am to hear of Uncle J.D's passing. Although time and distance has kept us apart, you...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Tammie R. Adams - Monroeville, PA

“DORIS, SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST. MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: carole shull - w.columbia, SC

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends deepest sympathy to the Ashley family. ”
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IRMO - Services for Joseph D. Ashley, Jr., 84, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2011 at Salem United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.
Mr. Ashley died Thursday, December 8, 2011. Born in Durham, N.C., he was a son of the late Joseph D. and Ruby Moore Ashley. He was a veteran of the US Navy and retired from the US Postal Service. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the Seekers Sunday School Class.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Doris Johnson Ashley; sons, Joseph Michael Ashley and Steven Daniel Ashley; daughter, Karen Ashley Rusher; grandchildren, David Richard Rusher and his wife, Victoria, Stephanie Ashley Rusher and Arianna Lovelace Ashley; and great-grandson, Jaden Steven Rusher, all of Columbia. He was predeceased by a brother, Leroy T. Ashley and sisters, Hilda Ashley Melvin and Shirley Ashley Lay.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 1321 Salem Church Rd., Irmo, SC 29063.