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Martha Eva Poarch Ashford
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1923
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 2008
Texas, USA

Martha Eva Poarch Ashford, 85, of Boyd was born on Jan. 3, 1923, to Flossy and Blake Poarch in Black Hills. She stepped into heaven on Thursday Nov. 20, 2008. Martha, a member of the greatest generation, was proud to have supported her country's war efforts by working in Waco at an aircraft plant along with many other "Rosie the Riveters." She was a dedicated wife, mother, and Nanny who will be missed by many. She was a member of the Methodist church in Rio Vista. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with her daughter, Jeannie Tune, officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daryl Ashford, Micheal Tune, Larry Tune, Robert Tune, Eric Roye and Chase Forsythe. Mrs. Ashford was preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Ashford; daughter, Martha Sue Wharton; parents, Blake and Flossy Poarch; brothers, Aubrey, Rob and Paul Poarch; sisters, Jackie Russell and Nora Brewer. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Dart and husband Denton of Bedford; son, Mark Ashford and wife Donna of Arlington; daughter, Jeannie Tune of Watauga; daughter, Mary Wilson and husband Robbie of Boyd; daughter, Cynthia Crowson of Cleburne; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and two more on the way; sister, Dovie Marriott of Pilot Point; sisters-in-law, Doris Poarch of Ennis and Fay Poarch of Kaufman; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop Hospice, 2712 N. Hurstview Drive, Hurst, TX 76054. An online guest book is available at by selecting the Martha Ashford obituary. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Published in the Corsicana Daily Sun on 11/22/2008
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  William Robert Ashford (1922 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Dresden Cemetery
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Created by: Carmen Henderson
Record added: Nov 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31632974
Martha Eva <i>Poarch</i> Ashford
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Martha Eva <i>Poarch</i> Ashford
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Martha Eva <i>Poarch</i> Ashford
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I miss you every single day Nanny. I love you.
- April Dawn
 Added: Mar. 17, 2009

- Carmen Henderson
 Added: Nov. 23, 2008

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