Canton - Carmalee Ashwood, 87, of Canton, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at Graham Hospital in Canton.
She was born on December 10, 1931 in St. David to Cecil and Leah (Fox) Watts. They preceded her in death.
Surviving are four sons, David (Tammy) Ashwood, Randy (Marie) Ashwood, Paul (Renee) Ashwood, and Jeff (Janice) Ashwood, one stepbrother Clarence Sprecher, one step sister Betty Jean, numerous grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.
Carmalee worked as an LPN at Graham Hospital for over 40 years, she enjoyed crafts, crocheting, and sewing. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canton where she enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School, the food pantry, and making crafts for all the holidays.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.at the First Baptist Church in Canton with a visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church. A funeral luncheon will immediately follow at the church.
Memorials may be made to the family.
To the Ashwood families: I remember Carmalee as a sweet woman. My sympathies to the family who will miss her. May God give you comfort.
My condolences to you all for the loss of your mother. Allen Smith
My condolences to all of you guys,so sorry to hear of aunt carmalees passing,love and prayers, Brad and lori sprecher
I worked with Carmalee for several years at Graham. Lots of good memories of those days. She was a special lady’! Our prayers go out to you all.
I’m so very sorry to hear of Carmalee’s passing. She was a very special and giving lady. Much love to all of her family.❤️
In loving memory of Carmalee.
Carmalee was such a special lady with a giving heart.
I loved hearing her stories and I wish I would have taken the time to write more of them down
She was such an interesting lady with a wealth of knowledge.
I’ll really miss her.
Sorry for your families loss. Jeff & Jan. Paul, Jeffrey,Brad and Brandon. Carmalee was a very beautiful lady. She will be truly missed by many.
Last time I had a pic with my Granny. I miss her so much already. One of the sweetest ladies there ever was!!!
I will miss her so much. And her texts every day she could. She sent beautiful words of encouragement to me. Loved her dearly. And sorry for the family's loss of life from this wonderful woman.
Aunt Carmalee played a huge role in my childhood! Holidays at her house was always fun! She gave me a SANTA cup I had my entire childhood and kept it until it broke a couple years ago and I still have the pieces in a box! Just can’t seem to throw them away! Love and Hugs to you all! ❤️❤️
I worked with Carmalee at Graham for many years. She was a very caring nurse.
God bless you all with precious memories.
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