Zettie Ashcraft Tilley
Zettie Ashcraft Tilley, 81, passed away March 11, 2009, at Sansing Country Home. Funeral services will be held at First Free Will Baptist Church of Ethelsville on Saturday, March 14, 2009, at 10:00 am with the Rev. Redus Hall officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service at the church. Burial will follow at Forest Methodist Church Cemetery in Ethelsville. Visitation will be Friday, March 13, 2009, from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Tilley was born December 16, 1927, in New Hope, Mississippi to the late George Newton Ashcraft and Effie Hannah Ashcraft. She was a homemaker and well known resident of Pickens County. Mrs. Tilley is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years – Harvell V. Tilley; her parents; sisters – Doris Reeves, Murlee Stricker and Mozzelle Jones; and brother – Ira “Jack” Ashcraft. Mrs. Tilly is survived by her daughters – Rita Hopkins of Statesboro, GA and Jennifer Barksdale (Arlis) of Coker, AL; son – Tony Tilley (Patricia) of Reform, AL; sisters – Yvonne Linville of Ohio and Thelma Harris of Daphne, AL; brother – Carey Ashcraft (Delva) of Clinton, MS; thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Floree Sansing and staff of Sansing Country Home, friends and neighbors. The family suggests memorials be made to your favorite charity.