Shirley Cornelia (Ray) Ashmore

September 27, 1948 ~ April 21, 2021 (age 72)


Shirley Cornelia Ray Ashmore, age 72, beloved wife of John Charles Ashmore, died on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at her residence.

Born in Camden, SC, she was the daughter of the late Hosea McKenzie and Teenie Ray Atkinson. Mrs. Ashmore was a life member of the VFW 3034 Auxiliary and former President, Life member of the DAVA, DAVA Unit 28 Commander, DAVA State Commander, DAVA National VAVS representative, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 15 Zone 4 Vice President and District 2 President. She will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by, two sons, Brian Walston and his wife Debra and Brett Walston and his wife Beverly all of Sumter; one stepson, Paul Ashmore, and his wife Missy of Wheeling, WV; nine brothers and sisters; six grandchildren, Kayla, Chase, Tanner, Tyler, Ben, and Sammie and three great grandchildren, Brayden, Ethan and Jackson.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy McDonald officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00-3:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements. 

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April 25, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Memorial Service
April 25, 2021

3:00 PM
Bullock Fuenral Home Chapel

Video is available for this event

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