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Obituary: Lois Jean Asbury, Columbus

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Lois Jean Asbury, 66, of County Road 60E, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at her home.

Lois was a lifetime member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church and held several positions there. She was a mother to many.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 102 Dawson St., Columbus, with the Rev. Scott Harper and Elder Richard Harper officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Daugherty Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Missionary Baptist Church.

Born March 12, 1947, in Columbus, Lois was the daughter of Robert Ferguson and Katherine Bell Ferguson. She married Donnie Asbury Nov. 21, 1972.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Jerry (Lisa) Pardue, Ronnie (Bobbie Jean) Pardue, and Shaun (Kristie) Asbury; daughters, Della (Anthony) Elifritz and Crissy (David) Raney; a brother, Richard Ferguson; sisters, Janet Perdue, Judith Dehart, Sharon Ferguson and Sandra Nugent; grandchildren, Aaron, Levi, Jerry, Brandon, Wendy, Breana, Mara, Jessica, Makayla, Haylie, Katlynn, Henry and Mary Elizabeth; and a great-grandson, Eli.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Jr. Ferguson, Steven Ferguson, David Ferguson and Roger Ferguson; and sisters,  Dinah Ferguson and Mary Beth Ferguson.

You may view her video tribute after 4 p.m.Tuesday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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