Viola Ethel (Ellett) Ashworth

Born: Wed., Aug. 30, 1916
Died: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017

Graveside Service

Fri., Dec. 29, 2017
Location: Memorial Park Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Viola Ethel Ashworth, age 101, of Swainsboro, GA, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at her residence.

Graveside services will be Friday, December 29, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, TN.

Mrs. Ashworth was born August 30, 1916 in Huntsville, Alabama to the late Archie and Mary Lou Evans Ellett.  She was a homemaker and a Methodist. For over 60 years she was a member of Galloway United Methodist Church.  Her favorite service was working with young children and youth. Also close to her heart was her Sunday School Class, the Loyal Workers and the United Methodist Woman.  In recent years she attended the worship services at Cordova Presbyterian Church and appreciated the Christian love and friendship of the minister and congregation. During her last five years she lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Swainsboro, GA.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Howard Ashworth; two daughters, Sara Qualls and Linda Barton.

Survivors include:

One Daughter:  Mary Kalmanson (Neil) of Swainsboro, GA

Seven Grandchildren

Numerous Great-Grandchildren and extended family.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Viola Ethel Ashworth of Swainsboro, GA


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Faith Gordy
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
My sincerest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother-in-law. I pray that God strengthens you all during your time of mourning.
Warmest regards,
Faith Gordy (EGSC Intake Specialist I)

Deborah and Harry Martin
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
Mary, we wanted to let you and your family know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother lived a long time but it is never long enough. Speaking from experience, there is nothing like "Mama". Please know we will continue to have you in our prayers.

Erma and Donald Jenkins
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
Mary and Nell, our prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. What a blessed life your mother had! Keep the memories of your time together during these last years present in your heart always. Love ya! Erma and Donald Jenkins