In memory of
Bennie James Ashworth January 25, 1937 - October 12, 2016 Wake Forest Bennie James Ashworth, 79, of 424 Moultonboro Ave., Wake Forest, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at his home. He was born in Martinsville, Virginia, the son of Bennie and Louise Ashworth. Mr. Ashworth's life was a testament to dedication and service, as he was a veteran in the United States Air Force, where he proudly served for 20 years. He continued his service to our nation as an electronic technician for 20 years at Marine Corps Air Station – Cherry Point. He was also a dedicated member of the St. John's Masonic Lodge in New Bern. Mr. Ashworth is survived by his wife of 20 years, Rodney-Ann of Wake Forest; his daughter, Lynn Kuzeff and two grandchildren of Savannah, Georgia; sister, Jane Powers of Gainesville, Florida; sister, Mary Ann Ellerson and husband, Wayne of Raleigh; and his wife's sons, Jeffrey Woodlief and wife, Kim of Raleigh, and Scott Woodlief and wife, Trina of Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Ashworth was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Louise; and son, Bennie Wade Ashworth. A private service in honor of Mr. Ashworth will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions, in celebration of the life of Mr. Ashworth, may be made to the American Red Cross. A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest.(919) 556-5811. www.brightfunerals.com
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