Bettye Jean Ashe Dies, 71

LEBANON — Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 21 at the Adams Ave. Church of Christ for Mrs. Dies, 71 of Lebanon. Retired from Toshiba, Mrs. Dies died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at her residence.

Born September 27, 1938, in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Annie Gay Ashe and was a member of Adams Avenue Church of Christ.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 p.m. until service time at Adams Ave. Church of Christ.

Services will be conducted by Brother Bob Knox, Brother Bill Hayes and Brother Jim Byrd. Interment will be in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include: husband Kirby Franklin Dies; children Charles L. Lawrence Jr. of Riddleton, Joyce Lee Lawrence, Anthony R. (Lisa) Lawrence and Michelle (David) Chambers – all of Lebanon; step-children Kirby W. Dies of Watertown, Kenneth P. Dies of Loving, NM, Kimberly C. Dies of Hartsville and Christopher (Leatha) Dies of Hermitage.

Also surviving are siblings Jo Ann Mynatt, Linda Austin and John Ashe – all of Lebanon; three grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dies was preceded in death by siblings Lucille Johnson, Jerry and James Ashe.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Toshiba Girls; active grandson Houston Aranjo and church friends.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.