William C. Ashby, 93, passed away on Thursday (June 20, 2019) in Lee County, Fla. He was born on Sept. 16, 1925 in Moore County to the late John Wiley Ashby and Lona Young. William was a faithful husband to his wife, Christine Deal Ashby, who passed away in 2009. While living in Fayetteville, William and his wife were members and attended Northside Church of Christ. Survivors include his daughter, Jo Ann (John) Purvis; two grandchildren, Deirdre Michelle Purvis (Doug) and Timothy Eugene (Tara) Smith; five great-grandchildren, Jaxon Purvis, Jaelyn Purvis, Cassie Kirkland, Sidney Smith and Sila Smith; one great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Rose Kirkland; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ashby was preceded in death by his siblings, J D Ashby, Ruby Campbell, Robert Ashby and Martha V. Bowen. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Booneville Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northside church Christ, 161 Shelbyville Highway, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

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