July 16, 1925 ~ July 15, 2022

Born in: Sadler, KY
Resided in: Macon, GA

Dula “Dooley” Lee Ashley, 97, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022. A Celebration of his Life will be held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at United Community Church on Heath Road with visitation beginning at 3:00 PM. Rev. Cory Maurer will officiate. Burial will be 10:00 AM Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Layman Memorial Gardens in Caneyville, Kentucky. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to United Community Church, 2411 Heath Road, Macon, GA 31206.

Mr. Ashley was born in Sadler, Kentucky, the son of the late Ellie Carroll Ashley and Ernest Ashley and was the widower of his beautiful loving wife of 68 years, Helen Carrier Ashley. He was preceded in death by his siblings, James Ashley, Arnold Ashley, Orville Ashley, Lillian Saltsman, Amy Quiggins, Golden White, Ona Anderson, and Lambert Ashley. Mr. Ashley was a founding employee of A & B Hardware, was President of the Grayson County Singing Convention, and was a member of United Community Church. At Community Church, he was active in Sunday School, was a Deacon, and served in many other ways. He was the lead singer for a gospel trio, the Rythemaires.

Mr. Ashley was a United States Army veteran with a rank of Corporal, having served in World War II and the Korean conflict. During World War II, he served as a combat veteran in the Army 79th Infantry and received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and 4 major battle ribbons.

Mr. Ashley is survived by his son, Dr. Dennis Ashley (Tina) of Macon; grandchildren, Joseph Ashley, Ashleigh McDonald (Collin), Bowen Powers, Caroline Jones, and Avery Jones.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery has charge of arrangements.

Leitchfield Memorial Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Ashley. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Dula “Dooley” Lee Ashley and sign his virtual guestbook below.


Graveside Service: July 28, 2022 10:00 am

Layman Memorial Gardens
Hwy 62
Caneyville, KY 42721

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  1. Dennis. So sorry to see the passing of your father. He was always wearing a smile and very kind. Loved to hear him sing many years ago. I attended many singing conventions many years ago as my father and uncle loved to sing as they had a quartet also. A great generation has passed and in the books but with lots of great memories. Miss seeing you, it has been so many years but May our good Lord wrap his loving arms around you (as you will miss him) and give you comfort that only he can do. Miss you and know that both your Mom and Dad were so proud of the Man that you have become.

  2. Dennis, we were so sorry to see this. We were in Oklahoma at our General Assembly and are just now seeing this.

    We loved your Dad and Mom. They were such a blessing. Enjoyed hearing him sing and just talking with your Mom. Praying for your family.

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