Bernice Ashby

Monday, August 6, 2012

SIKESTON -- Bernice Jacqline "Edna" Ashby, 77, died at 10:10 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012, at NHC Health Care in Kennett.

Born July 10, 1935, at East Prairie, to the late Raymond and Edna Siggeres Goines, she had lived in this area most of her life.

In June 1976, at Morehouse, she married William E. Ashby who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 2000.

She was also preceded in death by one son, John E. Tinsley, one daughter, Brenda Ashby, one brother, Lowell Goines, and one granddaughter, Mallory Hobbs.

She is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, Arlen and Janet Hobbs of Kennett; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Dale Tilley of Sikeston; one brother, Larry Goines of Poplar Bluff; and nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Wayland Tom, pastor of Bridge Ministries at Kennett, officiating.

Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: David Andrews, Greg Andrews, Brandon Hobbs, Dale Tilley, Greg Akers and Danny Mays.

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