Curtis A. Asbury of Dunlow

Curtis A. Asbury, 93, of Dunlow, WV, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 23, 2011. He was born September 24, 1917 in Wayne, WV, a gift to parents Charles W. and Sarah Perry Asbury. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by five brothers, Charles (Perry), Tom, Jim, Jack and Neal Asbury, as well as three sisters, Billy Asbury Cloud Runyon, Reba Asbury Kobliska, and Charlene Asbury Hyden. Three surviving siblings include brother, Ted Asbury and wife, Ailene, and sisters Lillian Asbury Brown and Connie Asbury Kinney. Many knew him as “Curt” or “Pap” from Mingo TV and Appliance in Kermit, WV, or as the Supervisor of Wayne County Department of Highways, or most notably from Asbury’s Grocery in Dunlow, WV. In his early Christian life, he contributed to the creation of the Dunlow Freewill Baptist Church, where his was a member and served as director of Sunday School classes. Later he was called to the Fairmount United Baptist Church in Dunlow, WV where he faithfully served as Deacon for many years. He enjoyed fishing from his houseboat with family, especially his grandson Jimmy and his canine companions. Family was his greatest and most fulfilling achievement, which he began with his wife Millie Ferguson Asbury. He is survived by Millie, wife of 72 years; two admiring sons, Elijah Ronald Asbury and wife, Doris and Michael Lee Asbury; three grandchildren, Rhonda Asbury Clovis and husband, Matthew, Melissa Asbury Cagigas, and James “Jimmy” Asbury; three great-grandchildren, Sarah Blackburn and husband, Jeff, Rachel Doss and husband, Todd, and John Cagigas; as well as one great-great-grandchild, Elijah Wade Blackburn. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p. m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV, by Elders Emanuel Ferguson, Gid Marcum and Jesse Allen, with his brother Ted Asbury conducting graveside rites at the Asbury Cemetery at Dunlow, WV. Friends called from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Morris Funeral Home. The family would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank Ladie Burke and all staff at Dignity Hospice for making his journey home a dignified passing. The family would also like to recognize caregiver Amanda Clay and staff of Wayne County Community Services, along with longstanding family friend, Millie Jane Parish for their special care and consideration. Special regards to Rhonda Clovis, devoted granddaughter, and husband Matt for their dedication and care in honoring his final days. “A life lived for the Lord ends with great reward.”