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Edward (Eddie) Ashley, 88, was born July 8, 1931 in Chattanooga to the late Mr. Laymon Ashley Sr. and Mrs. Maybell Rhodes Ashley. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina Ashley; parents, Laymon Ashley Sr. and Maybell Rhodes Ashley; son, Edward Ashley Jr., ; brothers, Jimmie Ashley, Charles Ashley Sr., Emmett Ashley Sr., Laymon Ashley Jr.; sisters, Juanita Ashley, Etherlena Ashley, Aline (Sis) Ashley Livas and Roland (Pig) Ashley.  He was a very faithful member of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where he accepted Christ at a young age.   He leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Patricia (Calvin) Stoudemire, Angela Hudson,  Valerie Poindexter; devoted son, Michael Ashley; devoted caretaker, Myra Jones (James Harris), Larry Taylor, and devoted caretaker, Brenda Taylor;  devoted sister, Margaret Ashley; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many loyal friends.  Private funeral services were held April 25, 2020. Interment was in Highland Gardens. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Friday, April 24, 2020
    The GOD that watches you will not slumber or sleep.
    ~ Rosebud johnson Burnham   Newton, TX
  • Friday, April 24, 2020
    The GOD that watches over you will not slumber nor sleep.
    ~ Rosebud JOHNSON BURNHAN   Newton, TX
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
    You are in my thoughts ,and prayers. I will miss my friend Eddie very much. He was such a fine man always helpful to so many.
    ~ Elizabeth Hayes   Chattanooga, TN
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    My Condolences to the family.
    ~ Renita Green   Chattanooga