Mr. Charles Benford “C.B.” Ashley, age 83, of North Wilkesboro, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Wilkes Senior Village. Mr. Ashley was born July 3, 1929 in Durham County to Charlie Glenn and Ruby Jane Downing Ashley. He was a member and attended Fairplains Baptist Church. Mr. Ashley was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Opal Triplett Ashley; a daughter, Patricia Sue Ashley; brother, Floyd Ashley and a half sister, Helen A. Martin.
Surviving are two daughters, Maria Bumgarner and husband David of North Wilkesboro, Susan Ashley of Winston Salem; two sons, Steve Ashley and wife Chris of Morganton, Wayne Ashley of Statesville; ten grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 4:00 o’clock Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Welcome Home Baptist Church in the Cricket Community with Pastor Jeff Collins and Pastor Chris Mills officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock Saturday night. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Welcome Home Baptist Church Educational Building Fund, 132 Welcome Home Church Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. On line condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com