Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 27, 2013

Norma Ruth Hathcock Ashton

The Athens Review

Athens — Services for Norma Ruth Hathcock Ashton, 83, of Eustace, are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday March 29, 2013 at Assembly of God in Eustace with the Rev. Tim Howard and the Rev. Sam Jock officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

Burial will be in Moorehead Melton Cemetery, Eustace, Texas.

She passed away March 26, 2013 in Athens.

Mrs. Ashton was born Feb. 4, 1930 in Rhome, Texas, to Joe and Pearl Cornelius Hathcock.

She was a founding member of First Assembly of God in Eustace. Norma served as a teacher and secretary treasurer in the church. She was a seamstress at Malouf's in Wills Point, and at numerous other factories. Norma enjoyed her soaps, traveling, dancing and befriending people of all ages. She was a very loving, kind and compassionate mother, and enjoyed her grandchildren.

Surviving are daughter Linda and Jimmy Squires of Dallas, son James Dennis Ashton of Eustace, daughter  Jan Dockery of Eustace, grandson Jason Shirey of Dallas, granddaughter Alicia Renee Ashton of Nacogdoches, granddaughter Jaydie LeAnn Ashton and Bryan Buchanan of Commerce, great-granddaughter Skyla Raynn Buchanan of Commerce.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband J.D. Ashton, sisters Essie Mae, Oleta Ray Hale and Edna Sue Roberts York, brother J.R. Hathcock.

Pallbearers are Bryan Buchanan, Joe Ashton, Michael Ashton, Gary Roberts, Wesley Preston and Mike McManus.

The family will receive friends Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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