Louie Edward Ashcraft
Funeral Date: 10/5/2016

Obituary:
Louie Edward Ashcraft, age 93 of Hermitage, AR died Sunday, October 2nd 2016 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. He was born July 12th, 1923 in Cleveland County, AR a son of the late Ben Thomas Ashcraft and Martha Yarbrough Ashcraft. He was retired from the City of Warren as a truck driver and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Herbine, AR. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII, having fought on D-DAY and in the invasion of Okinawa, Japan where he earned a Purple Heart. He was a family man, a loving husband, daddy and Pappaw. He loved hunting, fishing, farming and taking care of everyone. He was also preceded in death by his wife Doris Mae Braswell Ashcraft whom he married December 15th, 1943 and she died August, 1st 2006 which spanned 63 years of marriage. Sisters Betty Lou Braswell and Gertie Lee Brian. Brothers Joe Calvin Ashcraft, Ralph Ashcraft and Alfred Ashcraft also precede him in death. Survivors include a son Thomas Ashcraft, and a daughter Mary Jane Mann and spouse Bobby, all of Hermitage, AR. 2 brothers John William Ashcraft, Warren, AR and Charles Ashcraft and Wilma, Wilmer, AR. 2 grandchildren Jason Mann and Melissa Mann Harrod and spouse Brad, all of Hermitage, AR. 3 Great-grandchildren Braden Harrod, Olivia “Sassy” Harrod and Jenson Harrod. Funeral service was 10:00AM Wednesday, October 5th at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. George Brandon officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and soloists were Susie Matheny and Becky Gandy. Burial was in Outlaw Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were William “Bo” Braswell, Bennie Braswell, Eddie Braswell, Eddie Braswell, Roger Braswell, Billy Braswell, Terry Braswell, Ray Mann, Joe Braswell and Larry Braswell. Honorary pallbearers were Don Hunter, David Hunter, Pete Mann, Jimmy Brian, Charlie Brian, Sammy Braswell, Paul Wayne Ashcraft, Toni Ashcraft, Clinton “Bo” Ashcraft, Wayne Ashcraft, Tommy Joe Ashcraft, Home Health Nurses and Aides, Special friend April Smith, Cole Eubanks, Taylor Eubanks, Ashton Outlaw and Brandy Barber.

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Name: Jim & Linda Davis
Message: Mary Jane and Melissa, prayers for all of you during this time.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Mary Jane and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Beverly DuBose-Cochran
Message: Think of you...

Name: Mary Ann Rauls Clanton
Message: Mary Jane and Family, so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all.

Name: Midge McGinnis
Message: Mary Jane,Dale and I are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

Name: janice crosswhite
Message: Sorry Tommy for ur lost I knew u years ago probably about fifty years ago as janice thompson

Name: janice crosswhite
Message: Sorry Tommy for ur lost I knew u years ago probably about fifty years ago as janice thompson

Name: Bradley and Paula Herring
Message: Mary Jane,Tommy and all the family we are sorry for your loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each one of you.

Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: Donna McDougald
Message: Mary Jane and Melissa, so very sorry for your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Name: Keith Harrod
Message: Mary Jane and family. So sorry for your loss.. Prayers for all of you.

Name: April Smith1
Message: Tommy and Maryjane,you had a AMAZING dad! It has bn great knowing the family almost 10 years! Both of you took GREAT care of your dad! I have sooooo much respect for Tommy, he never left his dad side! I will continue to keep the family lifted up in prayer! Just know that he is in a better place probably singing "You are my Sunshine" to his sweet wife, whom I never had a chance to meet! May God Bless You All!!

Name: Bobby and Donna Ozment
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Holly Fuel
Message: So sorry for your loss! He was a wonderful man! Praying for you all!