April 17, 1928 - October 24, 2020
Helen Maxine Ashby, age 92, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Judsonia, Arkansas. She was born in Russell, Arkansas to the late Rance and Hazel Covington. She lived most of her life in Augusta, Arkansas where she was an active member of Grace Baptist Church. On June 25, 1946 she married the late John Frasier Ashby. They were married 67 years. She is survived by their three children, John Calvin (Debbie) Ashby of Pleasant Plains, Larry (Stacey) Ashby of Augusta, and Phyllis Wofford of Jonesboro. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren (and one on the way), and two great-great grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters, Eloise (Rudy) Tims of Searcy, and Betty Sue Hays of Judsonia. Helen was preceded in death by two brothers, Carlos Covington and Sonny (Mary Sue) Covington, sister, Bonnie (R.A.) Grayson, brother in law Donnie Hays, and son in law Jimbo Wofford. Helen was a devoted Christian who lived out her faith every day. She was a strong prayer warrior and left that legacy to her family. When asked about any problem, she would say, “I have turned it over to the Lord”. Helen was a very giving person who always helped anyone in need and provided for her family in any way she could. She was an excellent cook and loved to sew, crochet, dance, and travel. Helen was an avid fisherman and excellent seamstress. She taught her granddaughters to sew and all her grandchildren to fish. She leaves behind loving memories of strong faith, hard work, and helping others. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Powell Funeral Home 701 N 9th Street, Augusta, Arkansas. Funeral services will begin at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Augusta Memorial Park. *Due to Covid-19, all visitors will be asked to wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing. Arrangements are entrusted to Powell Funeral Home of Woodruff County. www.powellfuneralhome.net.
Helen Maxine Ashby, age 92, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Judsonia, Arkansas. She was born in Russell, Arkansas to the late Rance and Hazel Covington. She lived most of her life in Augusta, Arkansas where she... View Obituary & Service Information
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