|Death: ||Mar. 19, 2009|
John D. Ashcraft, Jr., 80, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2009, at Elmwood cemetery in Memphis, TN. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. today at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood.
A native of Alabama, he moved to MS at the age of 4. He attended Sawanee Military Academy, was a graduate of Greenwood H.S. and attended M.S.U. and Delta State. He served as an Army Capt. during the Korean War. He farmed Roebuck plantation until 1972, then retired and continued to raise blueberries. He was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jody Joanna Ashcraft; three daughters, Mary Joanne "Ryan" Austin of Grenada, Margaret Frances Redding "Sonshine" Ashcraft of Pope, MS and Josephine Thompson Saunders "Joey" Austin of Ridgeland; two sons, John D. Ashcraft, III and John Edwin Gilliam Ashcraft, both of Greenwood; and nine grandchildren.
Published in the Clarion Ledger on 3/22/2009
Maintained by: Dottie Gilder
Originally Created by: Mona Hura
Record added: Mar 22, 2009
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