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Nick Ashley

Oct 12th, 1974 - Jan 1st, 2024

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home


      Nicholas Lee Ashley, age 49, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Monday, January 1, 2024.

      He was born October 12, 1974, in Flora, the son of Gregory E. and Catherine E. (Everman) Ashley.  He was united in marriage to Miranda M. Worthey on November 13, 2004, at the First Church of God in Flora, and together they have shared 19 wedding anniversaries.

      Nick will be remembered for his dedication and strong work ethic and how he treated his work crew like family.  He enjoyed games like pool and cornhole and time spent reading and researching.  Fond memories were made during trips to Florida and deep-sea fishing expeditions for tuna and redfin.  Nick had a passion for collecting various items and buying things on online auctions, especially silver and jewelry.  He also found satisfaction in repairing jewelry.

      He is survived by his wife: Miranda Ashley of Xenia; mother: Cathy Dickerson of Flora; father: Greg Ashley of Xenia; children: Zane Worthey of Xenia, Olivia Kemp of Florida, Taylor Ashley (Andy Parish) of Clay City, Eli Ashley of Xenia, and Promise and Dakota Webb of Fairfield; a granddaughter: Isabelle Lee Parish; sister: Crystal Ashley (Troy Harrison) of Cleveland, Mississippi; sister-in-law: Lois (Colter) Liston; brother-in-law: John (Nikki) Worthey; nieces and nephews: Cyler Pride of Flora, Nicholas Harrison of Flora, Miranda Harrison of Flora, Kori Harrison (Misaac Scherer) of Flora, and Shayley Ashley (J.P. Parker) of Fairfield; mother-in-law: Candy Payne (Alan Wyatt); father-in-law: John (Lori) Worthey; aunts and uncles: Tricia Millikan, Donna Everman, Annette Faucett, Jeff Smith, Tina and Ronnie Abbott, Donna Everman, Jeff Smith, Judy and George Knackmus, Anita Lynch, Tina Gumbel, Bev Guinn, Connie and Gimo Zerrusen, Ginny Ashley, Robin and Carl Wattles, and Julie and Sparky Hurd.  

      He was preceded in death by his stepfather: Jim Dickerson; maternal grandparents: James and Bonnie Everman; paternal grandparents: Bob and June Ashley; uncles: John Faucett, Nelson Millikan, Bob Everman, Richard Everman, Roy Dickerson, and Roger Ashley; and aunts: Becky Everman and Mimi Smith.

      A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family for the benefit of his granddaughter, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:   


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Mary Reynolds

January 4th

My condolences to the family 🙏

Shannon Hays

January 4th

I am so very sorry to all of the family!! Love and Prayers!!!

Mike and Karen Sparks

January 5th

Miranda we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the whole family at this time

Cindy Huff

January 5th

I am so sorry to hear of Nicks passing. Prayers for the entire family.

David and Brenda Hinterscher

January 5th

We are so very sorry for all y’all’s loss! Nick was a great guy with a kind heart! Praying God wraps his loving arms around each of you for peace, comfort and healing! Love and prayers!❤️❤️

Tammy (Akes)Haywood

January 5th

Miranda, Candy, and all family... I'm so sorry! One day at a time... there just aren't enough words for what your going thro.... my heart breaks for all of you... prayers sent dly for your family

Donald Fry

January 5th

sorry for you loss nick will be missed by many thats for sure was a good hard working man and allways doing something.was a very kind and giving heart and supported many loc groups .

Sheila Greenwood

January 5th

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Cindy Eskew

January 5th

Miranda, Crystal and family.... I'm soo sorry for your loss! Nick was a heck of a guy and will be missed by many!!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days as you say your final goodbyes!!

David McCormick

January 5th

Words cannot convey how truly sorry I am for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Melissa Coggin-Prosser

January 5th

My thoughts are with Eli and his family in such a sad time.

Janie Davis

January 5th

I have fond memories of Nick. He was my cook at the Ranch Steak House, together we served the police force lunch of Flora and Louisville, 2 years in a row. We had alot of fun, and he will always be Nickey to me. He went to soon. Fly with the ANGELS Nickey, you'll be missed


January 5th

I am sad to here of Nicks passing I've known him since he was 6 years old we hunted and fished a lot, him and his sister used to spend a lot of weekends at my house if I can do anything for the family don't hesitate to ask I will help on any way I can

Lajeana Durham

January 5th

My condolences and deepest sympathy to the family during this time.

Melissa and Rick Szudy

January 5th

So sorry to hear of the passing of Nick. We share many fond memories of growing up with him as kids. Prayers for Cathy and Crystal and especially his wife Miranda in this difficult time. God Bless.

Demerius Montgomery

January 5th

Can't believe your gone boss honestly wish we could have sat down and talked one more time rest easy boss you will be missed

Jim and Janice Frost

January 5th

Miranda and family. Our hearts just break for you. Nick was a hard working man and loved his family very much, hold on to those memories. We are here for you.

David Lewis

January 6th

Hello friends. I am so sorry to hear about Nick. He was always so nice to me. He will be greatly missed. You all have my sincere sympathy and friendship. With love, Dave Lewis

Ramon and Adrian Iuhasz

January 7th

Rest in peace, dear friend!

Alan and Stephanie Carter

January 8th

Miranda, there are no words that we can express for what you and the family are going through. Continued prayers for you all for peace. Our deepest sympathy for the families loss. Nick was very kind to us and we will never forget that.

Peggy Nichols

January 11th

Thoughts and Prayers for his family . Nick was such an awesome person that will be missed by many .

MaryKay Branch and Family

January 11th

Miranda, we were saddened to hear about Nicks passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours . (((HUGS))) and Prayers.

Marge & Linda Field

January 12th

Greg, time passes but memories do not. We were so sad to hear of your loss of your son Nick. We have always considered you and those you love as part of our family. May God bless and keep you. If you would like to contact us please do so at 217- 347- 0826.



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