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Lowell G. Ashford

September 5, 1934 ~ September 30, 2020 (age 86)


Lowell G. Ashford, 86, of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Monday October 5, 2020 in Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Shane Baker officiating. There will be no visitation. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.

Lowell was a member of Living Waters Church and a local businessman for many years.

Lowell is survived by his wife of 64 years, Velma (Lowry) Ashford; daughter, Kathy Steele and husband John; five grandchildren, Misty York (Doug), Amanda Steele, Michael Englehart, Monte Englehart, and Keri Johnson (Quintin “Matt”); several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Charlotte Ashford; stepdaughter, Karla Kay Sawyers; grandson, Jeremy Newberry; 1 sister and 2 brothers.

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Graveside Service
October 5, 2020

2:00 PM
Metropolis Memorial Gardens
2824 North Ave
Metropolis, IL 62960

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