Rebecca “Becky” Coggins Ashley 

Published 11:12 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019

Columbus, NC—Rebecca “Becky” Coggins Ashley, 81, of Columbus, NC passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Smith Phayer Hospice House in Landrum, SC. 

Becky was the daughter of the late Henry Perry and Clara Williams Coggins. Becky worked for over 20 years for Polk County Public Library on the Bookmobile, she also worked for QTC Company, which she was a co-owner of, as a computer clerk until the time of her death. She was very active in the local community, leading Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, she was a founding member of the Tryon Fine Arts Center and previously taught painting classes at ICC. Becky and her husband Fred were very active with the Foreign Exchange Student Program (AFS) and hosted 8 students in their home. She was a dedicated member of Columbus Presbyterian ChurchBecky was a loyal friend to many who was always there when needed. She lived life to the fullest and encouraged others to do the same.  Becky will be missed by many but is now at peace. 

In addition to her parents, Becky was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri “Susie” Elaine Ashley, and   a son, Christopher Norman Ashley. 

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Surviving are her husband, Fred Ashley, three sons, Randy Ashley, Philip Ashley (Donna) and Shannon Ashley (Hope); one daughter Amanda Pack (Kevin); 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Linda Wyszynski (Dennis). 

A funeral will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Columbus Presbyterian Church in Columbus, NC with Rev. Phil Dunford officiating. 

The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall prior to the service from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Columbus Presbyterian Church, 21 Peniel Road, Columbus, NC 28722 

An online guest register is available at 

McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory 

Tryon, North Carolina