NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Edwin Kirkpatrick Ashe, Sr., age 81, of 770 West Martintown Road, North Augusta, South Carolina, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, Ga. His four sons were by his side as were numerous other family members. He was born May 6, 1928, in the family home in McConnells, South Carolina, in York County, and is the sixth child of the William Elias Ashe, Sr., and Macie Kirkpatrick Ashe. Funeral Services for Mr. Ashe will be conducted, Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Fairview Presbyterian Church with Dr. Robert F. Fuller and Dr. G. Daniel McCall officiating. Interment will be at Pineview Memorial Park with Military Honors accorded at the graveside. Mr. Ashe's grandsons will serve as his pallbearers. Edwin dedicated his life to the Lord, his Savior Jesus Christ, at an early age. He was raised in a Christian home and attended grade school in McConnellsville, York High School, and graduated from Lewisville High School, in Richburg (Chester County), SC. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He attended college at the Citadel and graduated in 1951 from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Edwin was a retired Health Physicist with E.I. DuPont at the Savannah River Plant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anita Kirby Ashe, his dear brothers and sisters, Lois Ashe Moore and Eliza Inman Ashe Darby, William (Billy) Elias Ashe, Jr. and James (Calvin) Ashe. He is survived by his beloved brother F. Marion Ashe and his wife Eleanor of Greenville, SC. He is also survived by his four sons: Kirk, Kirby (Dianne) and Bryan (Geri) Ashe of North Augusta and Charles (Angela) Ashe of Edgefield, SC. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Colin (Megan), Macie, Blake, Kelly, Erin, Alison, Will, Erica (Craig), Shannon, Corey, David, Chris (Tavish), Brandon (Erin), Brenna, Kate, Abby and great-grandchildren Chandler, Morgan, Cassidy, Jaxson and Audrey. He is also survived by his cousins Davis Lever, Ina Elizabeth Frame and Ruth Sample, Grace Ashe McSween and many other cousins and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thornwell Children's Home (Tel 864-938-2100), P.O. Box 60, Clinton, SC, 29325. You may visit the online register at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle-February 6, 2010