Carroll Gene Ashcraft, 87, died Saturday (Dec. 26, 2009) at his son’s home in Mooreville, Miss., after a six-month bout with cancer.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1922, in Kansas to Willard Leigh and Ruth Irene Orr Ashcraft.
He lived in Newton until 1942, when he went to serve in World War II while in the Coast Guard.
After the war, he moved to Hialeagh, Fla., where he lived until 1988. He moved back to his hometown of Newton in 1988 and lived there until moving in with his son six months ago.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion and was an active bowler.
Survivors include a son, Bruce Ashcraft (Lou Ann) of Mooreville; two brothers, Leroy Ashcraft of Newton and Dick Ashcraft of Lawrence; a sister, Norma Banaman of Newton; three grandchildren, Tiffany Hooks of Tampa, Fla., Jennifer Wheeler of Mooreville and Chad Wheeler of Charlotte, N.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Emily Hooks of Tampa and Chandler Caton of Charlotte, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane R. Ashcraft, and his parents. The Memorial service was Tuesday at Boguefala Baptist Church inn Mooreville, with Brother David Perry officiating.