Nora Mae Ashton

February 16, 1961 - November 25, 2016
Nora Mae Ashton

Nora Mae Ashton, 55, of Mills River passed away on Friday, November 25, 2016. She was a daughter of William Graham and the late Donna Parks. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy and Brian Graham and two aunts, Mille Kuchenmeister and Betty Smith.

Nora was a mother to everyone but a friend above all else. There is countless adopted souls whose lives and hearts she touched.

Survivors include her loving husband of 35 years, Wayne Douglas Ashton; daughters, April (Keith) Billingsley of SC and Erin Ashton (Landon Brevard) of Horse Shoe; son, Wayne R. Ashton of Horse Shoe; grandchildren, Shaila, Allie and Jordan Billingsley, Sarah Markland, Waylon Brevard and Oran Ashton; sisters, Nancy Graham and Diane Nickerson of IN; brothers, Richie Graham of KY, Albert and Davie Graham of IN; aunts, Wanita and Robin Weiand.

A celebration of life will be held at her home.


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  • November 29, 2016
    Chastity ashton lit a candle:
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  • November 29, 2016
    Margaret Leos says:
    My Deepest heartfelt condolences to Wayne,and famlily and to my brother Bill Graham Noras father and her brothers and sisters.This was such a sad loss,way to young and such a sweet girl. she will be sadly missed by many people as she was loved by many.Her memory will forever be in my heart. Love Aunt Margaret

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  • November 30, 2016
    Vicki (Boocher) Weaver says:
    My heartfelt condolences to all of the families. Pray you find some peace and comfort in knowing how much Nora was loved, she will be truly missed by so many. God Bless... Love, Vicki