November 6, 1944 — October 24, 2013
Graveside services for Mr. Melvin Ashley, 68, of Olla, formerly of Berwick, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Shady Grove Cemetery in Sikes with the Rev. Betsy Honeycutt officiating.
Mr. Ashley was born on Nov. 6, 1944, in Centerville, to the union of his parents the late Steven Persilver Ashley and the late Ella Sauce Ashley, and passed from this life on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe. He worked as a boat captain and attended Oasis Full Gospel Church.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years, Geraldine Crochet Ashley of Olla; son, Darren Ashley and wife, Tammy, of Morgan City; daughter, Melissa Ashley Eubanks and husband, Larry, of Olla; sister, Regina Hamilton and husband, Kenneth, of Bayou L’Ourse; four grandchildren, Joshua Ashley (Katie), Daniel Eubanks, Emily Eubanks Emfinger (Casey) and Kaylin Ashley Richard (Lucas); two great-grandchildren, Blaze Ashley and Gunner Luke Emfinger; and two special friends, Justin Cavallier and Sidney Concieno.
Pallbearers will be Darren Ashley, Larry Eubanks, Daniel Eubanks, Joshua Ashley, Lucas Richard and Casey Emfinger.
Online condolences may be made at www.riserfuneralhomes.com.