Mr. Fredrick “Yank” Ashley, 69, of Swainsboro, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Brad McKenzie officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Shady Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Chapman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were David Ashley, Ty Hooks, O.J. Lott, Bobby Copeland, Dillon Copeland, and Shawne David.
Mr. Ashley was born December 25, 1952, in Johnstown, NY, to Charles Henry Ashley, Sr. and Theda Carmella Tomlinson Ashley. He was a mechanic and worked paint and body at Carl’s Used Cars. He was a loving Poopa with a sense of humor who enjoyed spending time with family and collecting junk. Mr. Ashley is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Hall Ashley; sisters, Paulette Ashley, Norine Antwer, Charlene Tran, and Janette Brady.
Mr. Ashley is survived by his sons, Freddie Ashley and Marcus Ashley, both of Swainsboro, and Tommy Peebles of Wrens; daughters, Tony Peebles (David) and Michelle Henry (Jamie Odell), all of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Jasper Henry (Alyssa), Cecily Henry, Kimberly Fullmore, Tiffany Ashley, Wilder Peebles, Scarlett Sapp, and Damien Ashley; brothers, Eddie Ashley and Kevin Ashley, both of Swainsboro, and Charles Ashley, Jr. of Silver Springs, FL; sister, Gloria Hasty of Dunnellon, FL; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of the arrangements.