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James Ash Jr.

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[November 22, 2008]  ATLANTA -- A memorial service for James A. Ash Jr., 78, of Surprise, Ariz., formerly of Atlanta, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Inurnment and military rites will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Mr. Ash died Nov. 7, 2008, at 4:55 p.m. in Arizona.

He was CEO of Atlanta National Bank when he retired after 42 years with the bank.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

James Albert Ash Jr. was born July 19, 1930, in Lincoln to James Albert and Dorothy Hammitt Ash Sr. He married Lora Sparks on April 4, 1953.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, of Surprise, Ariz.; one son, James III (and Laura) Ash of Lincoln; two daughters, Julie Yarcho of Atlanta and Lori Ash of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Ann Hildebrand of Glen Ellyn and Jo Lake of Little Rock, Ark.; six grandchildren, Jaime (and Jeff) Flack, Jodi (and Aaron) Ashenbremer, Jaclyn Yarcho, Ryan Ash, Justin Ash and Mollie Ash; and four great-grandchildren, Taylor and Samuel Flack and Deacon and Charlize Ashenbremer.

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He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, American Legion Post in Atlanta and Atlanta Masonic Lodge 165.

He graduated from the Atlanta High School in 1948 and attended Illinois Wesleyan University.

Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Public Library, Atlanta Fire Department, Atlanta Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society.

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