Margaret B. Ashburn

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 21, 2007

SUFFOLK—Margaret Barnes Ashburn, 83, of the 31000 block of Pulaski Lane, Carrsville, died Sept. 16, 2007, in Courtland Healthcare Center.

Mrs. Ashburn was a native of Isle of Wight County and the daughter of the late George W. Barnes Sr. and Easter Maddrey Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Ashburn and her brothers, Wilbert Maddrey and George W. Barnes Jr.

She worked for the J.D. Wright family for more than 35 years and retired in 1998.

She was a faithful member of Pulaski Baptist Church where she served as the church clerk for more than 30 years.

She was also a member of the usher board, missionary circle, pastor’s aide society, and was superintendent of the Sunday school and the Church Bible school, and local Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 91 sponsored by the church.

She was also a member of the Sharon Missionary Baptist Association and its Allied Bodies and the Sunday School Union.

She was a founding member of Carrsville Community Day (a community-based annual celebration) and one of the first minority members of the Windsor Rescue Squad in Windsor.

She was a 4-H Club leader for several years, and a member of her community’s homemakers’ club.

She loved cooking, gardening, mechanics and helping others whenever she could.

Survivors include her devoted aunt, Bertha Knight; a cousin, M. Elaine Boone; a niece and caregiver, Janice Hicks and husband Roy, all of Carrsville; nephew, Calvin Maddrey Sr. and wife Pauline of Suffolk; one sister-in-law, Annie Mae Maddrey of Carrsville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral was to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pulaski Baptist Church, Carrsville, by Dr. Robert E. Rodgers.

Interment was to be held in Picot Cemetery, Carrsville.

The family will receive family and friends at the home of Roy and Janice Hicks, 31454 Pulaski Lane, Carrsville.

Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements.