Nov. 7, 1922 ~ May 29, 2013

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 3, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Calvary Bible Church in Centerville for Mrs. Ruth Mire Ashley, 90, a native of Sulphur and a longtime resident of Franklin, who passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 8:15 p.m., at the Franklin Foundation Hospital. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. The Rev. Clyde Crappell will officiate the services.

Mrs. Ruth was a Nursing Assistant and worked at Franklin Foundation Hospital for nearly 40 years, mainly in the nursery, and was also a dedicated longtime member of Calvary Bible Church in Centerville. She will be remembered as a gentle, sweet woman with a deep faith and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include four grandchildren, Shannon Billiot, Bryan Billiot, Dylan Ashley and his wife, Lacey, and Donelle Ashley; four great grandchildren, Devin Parvino, Daryan Parvino, Austin Williams and Hayden Ashley; one brother, Jerry Mire; one sister, Joyce Percle and her husband, Norman; and her longtime friend and caregiver, Brenda Perrett Boudreaux.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ashley; their three children, Malcolm Ashley, Judy Billiot, and Troy Ashley; her parents, Theodore Frank Mire and Hattie Lange Mire; one brother, Curtis Mire; and one sister, Jane Chustz.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday at Calvary Bible Church in Centerville from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Devin Parvino, Austin Williams, Enos Ashley, Garrison Theriot, Eddie Case, and David Burleigh.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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