2013-03-21 / Obituaries

Raymond J. Ashley McConnellsburg, 65

Raymond J. Ashley, 65, McConnellsburg, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

He was born in Durham, N.C., August 13, 1947, the son of the late Arthur J. and Lillian (Goss) Ashley. He was the husband of Alma J. (Sowers) Ashley, whom he married on July 9, 1969.

He served in the U. S. Army as a SP4 in the Vietnam War, was a member of American Legion Post #561 of McConnellsburg, worked at Mechanicsburg Navy Depot warehouse shipping medical supplies, and he also enjoyed playing games.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lisa J. Cummins of McConnellsburg; three sons: Anthony J. Sowers of McConnellsburg; Tracy J. Ashley of Needmore; and Christopher C. Ashley of McConnellsburg; four granddaughters; two grandsons; one stepgrandson; and one greatgranddaughter.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother.

Services were held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Pastor William Swope officiated. Interment was private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Franklin & Fulton Unit, 384 Floral Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Military services were conducted by the Fulton Honor Guard.

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