June 28, 2012
JACKSON, Tenn. — Wilson Ashford, 89, died June 23, 2012. Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Griffin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenyon Ashford and Eddie Lee Jones officiating. Burial will follow in New Light Church Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from noon to 5:30 at Century Hairston Funeral Home. Mr. Ashford served in the U.S. Army for two years and was a member of the American Legion Post 240 and Griffin United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Mae Ashford of Starkville; daughters, Annette Johnson, Marsha Ashford Mims and Rochelle Ashford Minor, all of Starkville, Arleen Ashford Yarbrough of Nashville, Tenn., and Cheryl Henley of New Orleans; sons, Wilson Ashford, Jr., Henry Ashford, Tony A. Ashford and Kenyon F. Ashford, all of Starkville; brother, Henry C. Davis; 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.