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George Ashley Jr.

George Ashley Jr.

George E. (Bugger Red) Ashley Jr. of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Portola, Calif., died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. He was 90.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prairie Bayou Cemetery with Brother Dillard Speers officiating. Guests may register at http://www.caruth-hale.com.

George was born Oct. 19, 1923 to George E. Ashley Sr. and Evelyn Siratt Ashley in New DeRoche, Ark.

He loved to talk about the work he did and loved to talk about Jesus. He worked in the logging woods of Grass Valley until he retired. He also was in the military during World War II.

George is survived by a son, Scott Ashley (Kelly) of Jacksonville, Ark.; grandsons Harry Ashley of Arkansas, and Sean Taylor of California; great-granddaughter Annabell Taylor and great-grandson Vincent Taylor of California; sister Pearl McMullen (John) of Hot Springs, Ark.; nieces Betty Couch (Lloyd), Carolyn Rowland (David), Beverly Leaton (Tom), Shirley Webb (Ed), all of Hot Springs, Ark., Kathy Hightower (Sammy) of Malvern, Ark., and Cheryl Plechaty of California; nephews Edmond Manuel Faulkner of Buena Park, Calif., Charlie Manard Faulkner (Mary) of Canon Lake, Calif., and John Paul Faulkner (Gina) of Hot Springs, Ark.; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

Honorary pallbearers include Quapaw Nursing Home and staff, Dr. Bruce Smith and Hospice.

George is predeceased in death by his parents; daughter Cindy Ashley; brothers Cleabert, Clifford and Houston (Little Red) Ashley; sisters Roberta Harris, Katherine Faulkner and Burla Jean Ashley; and best friend, Hank Thompson.


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