Obit: Y.B.

Obit: Y.B.

November 5th, 2013 in Obituaries
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Ashby GRUETLI-LAAGER Mr. Y.B. Ashby, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was born in Madisonville, Texas on March 3, 1921 to Yancy Barton and Nettie Crutchfield Ashby who preceded him in death along with his stepmother, Nellie Ashby; brothers, Robert and Orvil; sister, Ruth. He was a member of Altamont Church of Christ and had preached for 55 years serving several congregations. He was owner of Ashby Printing and Trophies, founder of the Grundy County Veterans Historical Society and U.S.Air Force veteran. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lea Wright Ashby; daughters, Donna (Mark) Ward; Murphy, N.C., and Linda Ashcraft, Gruetli-Laager; grandchildren, Tami (Don) Freitas, Jennifer (Ed) Anderson, Bethany Ashby, Phillip Ashby and Jason Ashcraft; great-grandchildren, Destiny (AJ) Noe, Teron Nunley, Richie Freitas, Devin and Turner Ashby; one great-great-grandson, Izaiah Noe. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Ray Winton, Joe Gray and Phillip Fults officiating with burial to follow in Swiss Colony Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Visitation: 3-9 p.m. CDT today at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tenn. www.laynefuneralhome.com.