Victoria Williams Ashabranner - Manila

Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Victoria Williams Ashabranner, 92, of Manila, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Lafayette and Dora Brinkley Williams. She was the widow of the late Joe Ashabranner and had been a longtime Michigan resident before returning to Manila after the death of her husband. She was a former school teacher, a beauty operator and a member of the Community Methodist church near Manila.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Macky Joe and Shirley Ashabranner, of Lutz, Fla.; a brother, Aaron Williams of Blytheville; three sisters, Imogene Childress of Livingston, Texas, Wildabe Croom of Houston, Texas, Velma Bartholomew of Manila; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. Michael Winberry officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.