Velma L. Ash, 94, died January 12 in Rogers. She was born on February 11, 1918 to the late Hugh and Izora (Freeman) Davis in Manila, Arkansas. She was the loving wife of 74 years to the late William Alfred Ash.
Velma was the oldest member of the Monte Ne Baptist Church. She loved to paint, crochet, fish and cook. She was a beautician and owned her own Beauty Shop.
She is survived by her son Bill Ash and wife Doris of Rogers; three sisters, Betty Felts of Rogers, Martha McGinnis of Springdale and Leoda Beard of Lowell; grandson, Gary Ash and wife Allene, 4 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.
She is also preceded in death by her grandchildren, Jimmy D. Ash and Donna Lynn Ash, sister Bessie Pate and brothers, Charles Davis and James Davis.
A funeral will be Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00am in the Monte Ne Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Oakley Chapel Cemetery. Her visitation will be Tuesday from 5 until 7pm.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her honor to the Monte Ne Baptist Church, c/o the Building Fund, 1610 Monte Ne Rd., Rogers, AR 72756 or Gideons International at www.gideons.org.
Online condolences can be made at www.rollinsfuneral.com.