Alma Irene Ashford, 88, of Rosiclare, IL died on Saturday, November 25, 2017. She was born on March 2, 1929 in the Peters Creek community, to James Marion and Mary Marie (Swaggirt) Lowry. She was a member of the Rosiclare General Baptist Church and a lifetime member of Woodmen of the World.
Mrs. Ashford is survived by five daughters, Mary Ann (Jeff) Bishop, Rosalie (Steve) Tolbert, Sherry (Larry) Paskon, Joyce (Jimmy) Spivey, LaDonna (Russell) Hall; two sons: Dewayne (Betty) Ashford and David Ashford; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James Marion and Mary Marie (Swaggirt) Lowry; husband, Charles Wayne Ashford; son, Weldon Deneen Ashford; and sister, Edna Marie Lowry Price.
Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday November 29, 2017. Rev. Butch Gowins will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Peter’s Creek Cemetery.