Bessie Irene “Renie” Ashley, age 94, of Bristol, Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. She was born May 14, 1927 in Konnarock, Va., a daughter of the late Dewey Lee and Rosa Greene Blevins. Renie lived most of her life in the Bristol area. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Ashley; son, John Ashley; grandson, Benji Ashley; great grandson, Coleby Ashley; brothers, O’Dell Blevins, Jack Blevins and Dwight Blevins; sister, Delma Blevins Kirby; son-in-law, Lee Barry and a daughter-in-law, Rose Ashley.
Survivors include her sons, Ben Ashley, Neil Ashley and wife Kendra; daughters, Kay Spivey and husband Wayne, Ann Barry, Sandra Sullivan and husband Gary, Jill Matchett and husband Del; and daughter-in-law, Angie Ashley; grandchildren, Diane Ashley, Chris Barry, Ami Negrete, Crystal Hurd, Kevin Schurtz, Rachel Ashley, Josh Brod, Knicky Curcio, Justin Ashley, Bridget Ashley and Megan Morris; many great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; brother, Kenny Blevins; sister, Carol Lee Ashley; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Austin Cook officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Friday prior to the service. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Alex Schurtz, Matt Knisley, Josh Brod, Derek Morris, Chris Barry and Logan Barry. Honorary pallbearer will be Kevin Schurtz. To view the service LIVE, please click here.
Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.