The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Magnolia Baptist Church, 415 Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia, where Reverend Hosie Waters is pastor. Reverend Daniel Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Brother Ashmon was born to the proud parentage of the late Willie Ashmon and Florence Haugabook Ashmon. He was preceded in death by seven siblings; Willie H. Ashmon, Nathaniel Ashmon, Wylene Amadi, Willie C. “Red” Ashmon, Delores Peterson, Barbaita Ashmon and Bertha Ashmon.
Growing up in the Flint River Community, he acknowledged Jesus Christ as his person Savior and joined the Brown Chapel Baptist Church. He also acquired his Elementary education in the public school system of Macon County, where he attended the historic Flint River Farm School.
After the death of his mother, Florence, he moved to Macon, Georgia where he graduated from North East High School in 1971. He worked with various companies which included: Reeve Construction Company of Americus, Bus Driver with the Macon County Board of Education and after many years of dedicated services he retired from Southern Frozen Food of Montezuma, Georgia.
Brother Ashmon was united in holy matrimony to his one and only love, Geraldine Hayes, and to this union they were blessed with three children and five grandchildren. Together the family joined Belvin African Methodist Episcopal Church where he served as Pro-Tem and later they joined the membership of Davis Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of the Henderson Community where he served on the Steward Board. Being a concern citizen of Macon County, Georgia he joined the Macon County Leadership Organization.
He leaves a legacy of love and many fond memories to his beloved wife of forty-four years, Mrs. Geraldine Hayes Ashmon, Montezuma, Georgia; three children and their spouses, La’Shavous Ashmon-Franklin (Al), Lithonia, Georgia, Shannon Ashmon (Malu), Alpharetta, Georgia and Thaddeus Ashmon, Sr. (Jamee), Atlanta, Georgia; five adorable grandchildren, Tyler Ashmon, Hayden Franklin, Alexander Ashmon, Thaddeus Ashmon, Jr. and Holly Ashmon; seven siblings, Mamie Ashmon Mills, Kennesaw, Georgia, Freddie Ashmon (Bertha), Willie J. Larry (Elizabeth) all of Montezuma, Georgia, Elberta Harris, Ohio, Lillie Ruth Ambles (Eddie), Snellville, Georgia, Carolyn Tharpe (Richard) Lawrenceville, Georgia and Victoria Rice, Snellville, Georgia; an uncle and aunt, Joseph Hauagabook (Joann), Rockmart, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Anna Ashmon, Ft. Valley, Georgia, Nettie Ruth Ashmon, Montezuma, Georgia, Dr. Rosa Marie Ashmon, Orville, Alabama, Jackie Hayes Hamilton (Willie), Byron, Georgia, Patricia Hayes Martin, Douglasville, Georgia, Virginia Hayes Johnson, Marietta, Georgia, Leroy Cephus, Sr. Decatur, Georgia, Mary Hayes Washington (Edras), Lenton Hayes, Minor Lewis Hayes, Lee Willlie Hayes (Francis), L. B. Hayes, Jr., Monroe Hayes (Eva Lue), and Milton Hayes all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family visitation and wake services will convene on Friday evening, November 30, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. We will greet you there.