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Murrell Ashworth

August 12, 1933 October 4, 2018
Murrell Ashworth
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DURHAM: Murrell Ashworth, 85, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital. He was born in Durham to the late Raymond Folger Ashworth and Hannah Boswell Ashworth. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ashworth was also predeceased by his sister, Charlotte Ashworth Wallace; and brother, Harold W. Ashworth.

Mr. Ashworth was a U.S. Army veteran, serving after the Korean War. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Durham and was part owner of Southern Parts and Electric Company in Durham. He loved fishing, boating and spending time at his lake house.

Mr. Ashworth is survived by his wife, Florence Grantham Ashworth; daughter, Sheri Dee Allen (Daniel); son, Michael Hunter Ashworth (Connie); grandchildren, Michael Brandon Ashworth (Lisa), Jonathan Hunter Ashworth (Brittany), Megan Ashworth Reaves (Dustin), Peyton Michelle Allen, Madison Ashworth Allen; great-grandchildren, Michael Robert Ashworth, William Lucas Ashworth, Elizabeth Wrenn Reaves; brother-in-law, John Grantham (Pam); and also many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, October 7th at Temple Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Mofield officiating. A reception and visitation will be held following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Temple Ventures c/o Temple Baptist Church: 2121 Umstead Rd, Durham, NC 27712.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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2:00 PM 10/7/2018 2:00:00 PM
Temple Baptist Church

2121 Umstead Road
Durham, NC 27712

Temple Baptist Church
2121 Umstead Road Durham 27712 NC
United States

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