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Marvin Edward Ashley, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, in his home in Gonzales, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1932, in San Antonio.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, was a member of the Baptist church, and had served as a director of the Nixon State Bank. Marvin also was a member of the Nixon-Smiley Livestock Show Board, the Bexar County Junior Livestock Show, and the Southside Independent School District school board.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Edward G. and Thelma E. (Johnson) Ashley; a son, Bryan Edward Ashley; a sister, Joyce Fay Ashley; and a brother, Dever Ray Ashley.

He is survived by his loving wife since Oct. 8, 1954, Martha (Weathersby) Ashley; his daughter, Carol Ashley Schmidt and husband Louis Otto, Sandra Ashley Holmes and husband Richard Henry, and Rhonda Ashley Heffernan and husband Scott; his grandchildren, Cora Beth Schmidt, Margaret Schmidt, Sarah Holmes, Matthew Holmes, Jordan Holmes, Eric Davis and wife Leslie, Mark Davis, and Jenna Davis; a brother, Lloyd E. Ashley; his sisters, Anna Lee Gravell and Martha Lou McCarley; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as other relatives and many close friends.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Dec. 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon.

A funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Chris Irving officiating.

Interment followed in the Nixon Cemetery in Nixon.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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