NEWPORT — Memorial Services for Mrs. Nellave (Yancey) Ashley, 93, of Newport, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday,  March 9, 2019, at the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church of Lone Grove  with Rev. David Gardner officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Alexander Gray Funeral Home of Wilson.
Nellave was born on Jan, 29, 1926, at Wichita Falls, Texas, to the late Mr. Herman S. Yancey and Mrs. Nettie Lee (Evans) Yancey. She departed this life on Wed. Feb. 27, 2019, at her home north of Lone Grove.
 Nellave married the Mr. Coy Ashley on May 28, 1951, at Gainesville, Texas. She helped with the farm and ranch north of Lone Grove most all their years together, in addition to serving as a foster mother to many children and working outside the home within retail clothing and shoe stores. Coy preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2014. Also preceding are her parents; daughter, Donna Humphrey; brother, H.S. Yancey and a sister, Billie Ide.
Survivors include her son David Sandford “Sandy” Ashley, Sr. (Penny) of Newport; sister Wilma O’Brian of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother Monty Yancey and wife Charlotte of Granbury, Texas; sister-in-law Pauline Purcell of Newport; grandchildren, David Ashley and wife Marsha, Sandra Rotella, Tom Howell, Amanda Holbrook and husband Caleb and Josh Carlile and wife Brook; great grandchildren, Wyatt Ashley, Madison Wilkerson, Braxton Wilkerson, Nevaeh Rotella, Payton Rotella, Kailani Ashley, Khiana Ashley, Cody Holbrook and Hannah; numerous other family and friends.
In Lieu of Flowers please send donations to Cross Timbers Hospice of Ardmore 207 C Street NW Ardmore, OK 73401.
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