W. C. Ashley died at 9:35 o'clock yesterday morning at the
residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wallace D. Hill, on Mabel street, after an
illness of three months that culminated in heart disease. Mr. Ashley was
born in Nashville, TN, February 7, 1834, and was 70 years and one month old
at the time of his death. He was a member of the firm of Phillips-Buttorff
Co., in Nashville, and also manager of Buck-Barnes Co. in the same city.
Mr. Ashley came to Chattanooga in 1873,
and engaged in business with the firm of Ashley, Johnson, & Snow, later,
Ashley & Snow. Mr. Ashley leaves two children, Mrs. Wallace D. Hill of this
city and Harry J. Ashley of Thomasville, GA; one sister, Mrs. E. H.
Connelly, of Oak street, this city, and one brother, R. N. Ashley, of
Woodlawn, AL; also eight grandchildren. He was an active member of the Odd
Fellows for more than forty years, and was affiliated with Chattanooga
lodge, No. 45, of this city.
The funeral will occur at the residence of Mrs. Wallace D. Hill on Mabel
street, this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. J. W. Bachman
officiating. Interment will be at Forest Hill cemetery.
The following are requested to act as pallbearers: T.A. Snow, S. C.
Bush, J. B. Nicklin, Joseph Toler, W. T. Allgood, J. C. Rice, Julius
Charles Carter. The funeral will be in charge of the Independent Order of
Attention, Odd Fellows.
You are requested to meet at the hall, corner Eighth and Market streets, at
1:30 p.m. sharp, to attend the funeral of Brother W. C. Ashley. Sister
lodges invited to attend. F.M. DEARING, N.G.; W.F. MAURY, Sec.; Chattanooga
Lodge, No. 45, I.O.O.F.
The Daily Times, Chattanooga, TN, Wednesday, March 9, 1904.