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Shirley Marie Lunsford Ashby
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1935
Death: Oct. 11, 2011

Shirley Marie Lunsford Ashby was the daughter of Eunice Burton Lunsford and Stephen Malloy Lunsford. She attended school in Caswell County and was Salutatorian graduate of BYHS class of 1953 and a notable star basketball player. After graduation, she married the love of her life, James "Snake" Taft Ashby, and they were married for 58 years. Together they had three children, Mitchell Taft Ashby, Renee Ashby and Lisa Ashby. Shirley was employed 23 years by Western Electric in Burlington, NC and later operated Ashby's Grocery in Leasburg along with her husband. She was a member of Union United Methodist Church where she was active many years with the youth and with the United Methodist Women. She supported Relay for Life and was a member of Leasburg Ruritan Club, serving as secretary for many years. She was devoted to her family and her community and was a true inspiration to all who knew her. 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Malloy Lunsford (1905 - 1992)
  Eunice Mickie Burton Lunsford (1907 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  James Taft Ashby (1934 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
[above-ground granite and marble vault]
Ashby
Shirley Lunsford
Aug. 1, 1935
Oct. 11, 2011
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I
unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
[shared vault with spouse]
Ashby
"Snake"
James Taft
July 15, 1934
[no date]
 
Burial:
Union United Methodist Church Cemetery
Pleasant Grove
Caswell County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Carolina Caswell
Record added: Apr 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68714861
Shirley Marie <i>Lunsford</i> Ashby
Added by: Carolina Caswell
 
Shirley Marie <i>Lunsford</i> Ashby
Added by: Carolina Caswell
 
Shirley Marie <i>Lunsford</i> Ashby
Added by: Carolina Caswell
 
 
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- Carolina Caswell
 Added: May. 29, 2014
 
 
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