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Shirley Ann Ashe

Shirley Ashe, 71, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 22, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Weaver and Bonnie Cunningham.

Shirley dearly loved her family and also loved to read. 

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her former husband; Joseph C. Ashe and one sister; Mary Sue Guilino.

She is survived by one daughter; Shelia (Chad) Anders, one son; Greg (Amy) Ashe, five grandchildren; Josh (Kaitlyn) Thomas, Dalton Anders, Emily Ashe, Ava Ashe and Joseph Ashe, and one great grandson; Braiden Wayne Thomas. She is also survived by four brothers; Bob (Pat) Cunningham, Tommy (Linda) Cunningham, Jimmy (Norma) Cunningham and Mike (Nancy) Cunningham, one sister; Linda (Horace) Snyder and several nieces and nephews. 

Shirley's family wishes to thank the staff and residents of Vero Health and Rehabilitation for their loving care and concern for Shirley.

A private, family memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.  

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Sheila/Greg, I just found out that your mom passed. I'm so glad that I have been able to visit her in her last days. Please accept my condolences. I'm surely glad I was able to live with her for the time Joe was at Duke and take care of her. I know she fell in love with my puppy and I failed to get her up to see Shirley. I'm just so thankful that I was able to spend some time with her very recently and pop in occasionally. My heart goes out to you all. I just lost my mom in April to dementia and it hurts to see them suffer. Call me sometime Sheila. 828-506-5450. My prayers go out for you all. Love, hugs, and many tears. Cindi

Cindi Hall Aug 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Ashe

Cindi Hall Aug 29 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Shirley. I spent many nights at her house while growing up. Such a loving, caring person. I know she will be missed. You are all in my thought and prayers.

Kathy Lillard McMahan Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss Sheila and Greg. Your mom was such a great person. I have many memories back when we was younger and coming over to the trailer. She will be so loss by many. May she RIP with her wonderful husband and parents.

Margie Pettigrew Stephans Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Ashe

Margie Pettigrew Stephans Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM