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Kenneth Harlen Ashley

d. January 10, 2018

Kenneth H. Ashley, 57, of Shannon, NC died Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at VA Medical Center, Durham.

Mr. Ashley was born April 4, 1960 in San Diego, California the son of Curtis Ashley, Sr. and Dorothy (Hatfield) Ashley. Kenneth was a self- employed painter, and a US Marine Corp Veteran.

He is survived by his wife: Glenda (McGirt) Ashley of Shannon; one daughter: Candy Fortner and husband, Thomas of Snow Camp; three brothers: Michael J. Ashley and wife, Brenda of Tulsa, OK, John P. Ashley of Burlington and Curtis C. Ashley, Jr. and wife, Rose of Siler City, step-daughters, Jeanne Yahne and husband, Sean of Kinston, Victoria Carter and husband, Eric of Raeford; step-sons, Kevin McGirt and wife, Tosha of Shannon, Josh Dial and wife, Belinda of Fayetteville and seventeen grandchildren. A graveside service will be held  Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 1:00 PM at National Cemetery, Salisbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344, to assist with funeral expenses. Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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