Millie Ferguson Asbury of Dunlow

Millie Ferguson Asbury, 87, of Dunlow, WV, left this life to join her husband, Curtis, in Heaven on October 18, 2011. She entered this world on April 24, 1924 one of ten blessings to parents Noah Ferguson and Ollie Browning Ferguson. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four brothers Checker Ferguson, Fletcher Ferguson, Eugene Ferguson, and Noah Ferguson Jr.; two sisters Ida Pearl Meade and Irene Asbury. Surviving siblings include Virginia Hogg and Reba Hankins of Michigan and Sarah Hankins of Tennessee. She married her soul mate, Curtis Asbury, in 1939. They cherished each other for seventy-two years. They were graced with two loving sons Elijah Ronald Asbury and Michael Lee Asbury. In 1960-1970, she owned and operated The Parkway Restaurant at the entrance to Cabwaylingo State Park in Wayne County, WV. She also established Asbury’s Grocery in Dunlow, WV where she devoted fifty-two years to serving her community. She loved her community as she loved her family. Throughout the years, she became known as everyone’s “Mammie.” She remained with us for approximately three months following the death of her beloved Curt. She leaves behind two sons, Ronnie Asbury and wife Doris, and Mike 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 were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at the Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Elders Emanuel Ferguson, Gid Marcum, Jesse Allen and Ted Asbury officiating. Burial followed at the Asbury Cemetery in Dunlow, WV. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family would like to recognize Wayne County Community Services and Dignity Hospice for their assistance. Additionally, Amanda Clay, Millie Cox, and Millie Jane Parish were faithful companions. Special regards to her loving granddaughter Rhonda and husband Matt for providing constant care and devotion in honoring her final days. As her son Ronnie wrote to her on Mother’s day: “The sun will always shine on you, and the wind will always blow on your back and carry you through the rest of your life, we could not have had a greater “Mammie.”