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David Hulet Ashe

December 5, 1929 — January 19, 2024

Canton

David Hulet Ashe, age 94, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2024. . He was born on December 5, 1929, in the Shooting Creek community of Clay County, NC. David will be remembered as a dedicated worker, a loving family man, and an active member of his community.

David worked for an impressive 48 years with Champion International and rose to the position of maintenance supervisor before retiring. He was known for his strong work ethic and commitment to excellence. David took pride in his career and left behind a lasting legacy of hard work and dedication.  In addition to his successful career, David was a firm believer in the importance of education. He was a graduate of Hayesville High School where he excelled both academically and athletically and was a letterman on the football team.

David had lived in the Beaverdam Community of Canton since 1954 and was an active member of Beaverdam Methodist Church where he held numerous positions, including serving as church treasurer for 50 years.

Outside of work, David had many hobbies and interests that brought him joy. He was a hobby farmer who raised beef cattle and was an active member of the Haywood County Cattleman's Association.  David also served his country with honor as a member of the National Guard and had been a member of Clay County Masonic Lodge 301 since 1951.  David was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Madge Crawford Ashe, and a brother, Jerry Ashe.  Also preceding him in death was his wife of 64 years Eva Jane Worley Ashe who passed in 2018.  

David is survived by his loving daughter, Cherie Ratcliffe, and her husband, David, of Lewisville, NC. He was a devoted father who touched the lives of his family members in countless ways. David's grandson, Corbin Ratcliffe of Winston-Salem, NC, also survives him and will carry on his grandfather's legacy with pride.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Beaverdam United Methodist Church with Reverend Ron Hartman officiating.  Burial will follow at Beaverdam Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:45 a.m. until service time at the church.

The family would like to thank the employees of Silver Bluff Rehab and Arrowhead Cove Independent Living for their care and compassion the past 2 months.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beaverdam Community Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, 28 Garrett Drive, Canton, NC 28716.

The care of Mr. Ashe has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton and an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

11:45am - 12:45 pm (Eastern time)

Beaverdam United Methodist Church

80 Rice Cv Rd, Canton, NC 28716

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Beaverdam United Methodist Church

80 Rice Cv Rd, Canton, NC 28716

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Burial

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Beaverdam Community Cemetery

80 Rice Cv Rd, Canton, NC 28716

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