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Page Bryan Ashby

June 18, 1943 — October 25, 2019

Page Bryan Ashby, 76, of Spartanburg, SC, died Friday, October 25, 2019, peacefully at home. Born, June 18, 1943, in Newport News, VA, he was the son of the late Page Cornelius Ashby and Mabel Bryan Ashby.

In 1966, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from North Carolina State University where he excelled as quarterback of the football team and a sprinter on the track team. With over 50 years served in the textile industry, Mr. Ashby was the founder and president of Carolina Cotton Works, Inc. He was a longtime supporter of the Wolfpack Club and enjoyed duck hunting, bass fishing, golf and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, June Shelley Ashby; sons, Page Bryan Ashby Jr. and wife Kim Ashby of Boiling Springs, SC and John Hunter Ashby and wife Mary Caggiano Ashby of Spartanburg, SC; four grandchildren, Ben, Spencer, Thomas, and Mason; sister, Elizabeth Ashby Quinn of Virginia; step-children, Lucy Shelley Boland (Ben), Laney Shelley Nix (Philip), and Spencer Shelley Plaisted (Nick), all of Spartanburg, SC, and Jake Shelley (Geena) of Charlotte, NC; and six step-grandchildren, Reece, Louise, and Charlie Boland, Harris and Jay Nix, and Alden Marie Plaisted. He is also survived by his cousins, Donald (Kay) and Richard Ashby; an aunt, Nancy Bull Ashby of Onancock, VA; a niece, Ashby Seay and her husband, Richard, of Seaside Road; two great nephews, Brady Powell and Jacob Powell, both of Seaside Road; and numerous cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Suzanne Ballard Ashby.

Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Floyd’s Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC 29307. A service honoring his memory will be conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 309 Fernwood Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307, by The Rev. Steve Wise.

A graveside memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Franktown Cemetery with Reverend Rachel G. May officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Cancer Association of Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties, PO Box 1582, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Local arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.


Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel
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    Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307

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Westminster Presbyterian Church
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    Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307

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Franktown Cemetery
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  • Franktown, Virginia 23354
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