Laura Edwards Ashby, 87, of Penhook, VA passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 30, 1934, in West Virginia to the late George Buford Edwards and Maggie Moore Edwards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, G.B. Edwards, Harvey Ray Edwards, Robert Edwards, and Johnny Edwards.
Mrs. Ashby was a member of Traditional Christian Church in Collinsville and retired from Tultex.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Lester Ashby of the home; son, Buford Boitnott of Axton, VA; grandchildren, Jimmy Boitnott (Alice), and Krystal Halsey (Chris); and great-grandchildren, Emma and Brooks Halsey.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services on Saturday, October 16, 2021, and other times at the home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services on Sunday, October 17, 2021, with Pastor Don Pruett and Dean Ashby officiating. Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Roselawn Burial Park.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Ashby family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com