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Leonard Jessie Ashley

Leonard Jessie Ashley, Sr., 90, resident of 296 Old Calhoun Falls Rd. widower of Eunice Beasley Ashley passed away peacefully Sunday Feb. 10, 2014 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born in Abbeville Co. SC he was a son of the late Lawrence O. Ashley and Bessie Bell Ashley.

Leonard was a retired Twister-Fixer with Milliken Textiles with over 43 years. He was a United States Army veteran having served with the 269th Artillery division during World War II. He was a mason and a member of the Clinton Lodge #3 AFM. He was a member of South Side Baptist Church. Leonard will be missed by his loving family and his many friends. He will be remembered for his gentle and caring manner.

Survivors include 2 daughters Denise Cooper (Kenny) of Abbeville, SC and Patsy Ashley of Abbeville, SC; a son Jessie Ashley of Abbeville, SC; a brother L.O. Ashley of Abbeville, SC and a sister Carrie Smith of Due West, SC; 6 grandchildren Josh, Brandon and Zach Cooper, Lauren Wells, Brittany and Jessie Ashley, III and 3 great-grandchildren Brady, Wyatt and Kaylan Cooper.

He was pre-ceded in death by a great-grandson Gabe Cooper; 4 brothers Harvey, Iva, John Orr and Proctor and 3 sisters Edna, Eva Mae and Margaret.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday Feb. 14, 2014 at 2:00 in the Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Revs. Calvin Smith and Tony Temple officiating. The burial will follow in Keowee Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Honors. The family is at the home of his daughter Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Cooper 296 Old Calhoun Falls Rd. Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00 PM prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Leonard may be made to a charity of one's choice.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, February 14, 2014
12:00 - 2:00 PM


Funeral Home
Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, February 14, 2014
2:00 PM


Keowee Baptist Church Cemetery
4640 Keowee Rd
Honea Path ,  SC  29654

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So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

Jennifer Wilson Boozer Feb 14 2014 12:00 AM

Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers .

Nancy W. Reece Feb 14 2014 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. He will be missed but he is not suffering, now. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you.Johnny, Jane and Jacob

Johnny Lawrence Feb 12 2014 12:00 AM

The Leonard Jessie Ashley FamilyPlease know that we are all grieving with you allin the home going of our friend and compatriotLeonard Ashley. He was our oldest member andReal Grandson, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Youhave our prayers and sympathy as you pass thruthis difficult. Jesus Christ is our Great Shepherd and it is to HIM we trust for comfort and strength,Chaplain : Keith CookOlde Abbeville Camp #39Sons of Confederate Veteransit

frank k. cook Feb 12 2014 12:00 AM

Pasty Ann, Denise, Jessie & familyI am so sorry to hear of the passing of your daddy. I know ya'll will miss him but know that he is rejoicing in Heaven. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts in the weeks to come! God bless you all!

Linda R Tiller Feb 12 2014 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all!

John & Rachel Garner Feb 9 2014 12:00 AM