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Burlas C. Ashe, 87

Burlas C. Ashe, 87

Burlas C. Ashe, 87, of Penrose died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at his home.

He was born Dec. 8, 1925 in Tuckaseegee to the late William Estes Ashe and Hattie Josephine Massingale Ashe. He was the husband of the late Mildred Evelyn Orr Ashe.


He was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII. He retired from Olin/Ecusta after 45 years and was an active and faithful member of Little River Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.

He is survived by his children; two daughters, Judy Cox and her husband Rick of Crab Creek, and Sheila Bagwell and her husband Tony of Greenville; two sisters Mildred Hooper of Anderson, S.C., and Naomi Waldrop of Cherryfield; two grandchildren Jason Cox of Crab Creek and Bridgette Bagwell of Greenville.

A graveside service will be held at Little River Baptist Church Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, with Rev. Chris Farmer officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Little River Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Memorials can be made to Little River Baptist Church, 51 Little River Church Rd., Penrose, NC 28766 or to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Rd. Flat Rock, NC 28731.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.