Barbara Hussey Ashworth, 68, best known as Granny, peacefully gained her angel wings at her home with her husband, Kester Ashworth, by her side late Sunday night, May 26, 2019. She was the 5th child, 1st girl born of 11 children to Carl Franklin Hussey and Alice Sheffield Hussey in Robbins, NC.  

She was adored and loved by Kester Ashworth, her husband of 34 years, and enjoyed the scenic country life as a loggers wife in Putnam, NC surrounded by beloved dogs. 
She loved her family with children, Joe Bob Fisher and Pam Fisher with Carlos, granddaughter, same as a daughter, Machelle Fisher Bishop, married to David Bishop, with great grandchildren Keria Faith Brock and Nik Bishop. She had the privilege of being a step-mom to Kevin Ashworth with Tina, Tina Ashworth Scott, with husband Bradley Scott, Michael Ashworth, with wife Brenda Lamonds Ashworth and David Ashworth, with wife Stacy Smith Ashworth. She loved children and had the pleasure of being Granny to Jerimiah Ashworth, Wyatt Ashworth, the late Dustin Simmons,  Brianna Scott, Conner Scott, Makaylan Scott, Savannah Scott, Lane Ashworth and Lorna Ashworth. 

Granny was fun loving with a sense of humor with great laughter, love and fun memories with her family of siblings, nieces and nephews, including the late Worthy Hussey, wife Malinda of Lexington with Matthew and Michael, Frank Hussey, wife Livera, the late James Hussey, wife Eva of Asheboro with Jamey, Ernie Hussey of Asheboro/Havelock with EJ, Jeannie and Shannon, David Hussey of Robbins with Lynn, Rhonda and Lora, Barney Hussey, with Vicki Strider of Robbins with Keith, Stacey and Brooke, Brenda McMillan, with husband Jack McMillan of Whispering Pines with Jennifer,Holly, Colby & Dustin; Martha Brewer of Robbins with Tricia and Angie;; Joel Hussey of Robbins with Jeremy, Rebekkah and Joel Patrick and Minnie Higgins, with husband Andy of Fountain Valley, CA/High Point, NC with Patrick.
Barbara never knew a stranger, loved children and enjoyed friends from her work at Ithaca, Martha’s Daycare and Ashworth Logging. She leaves a legacy of love, laughter and fun memories for those who celebrate her life. 

The service will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Putnam Friends Church, 136 Putnam Church Road, Carthage, NC with a viewing at 4 pm and the funeral services at 5 pm.  Family and friends are gathering at the home of Kester and Barbara Ashworth at 249 Hunters Ridge Lane, Carthage, NC 28327 and after the service and graveside burial on 5/31 in the fellowship hall at Putnam Friends Church.

Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Ashworth family.

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  1. I went to school with Barbara from the 6th grade..-  She was always friendly and a joy to be around.-  Rest in peace, dear friend. – 

  2. An AZALEA PLANT was sent on May 28, 2019

    Dear Pam and Family:
    We give our most heartfelt condolences to you in this time of great loss. May your memories of her and the legacy she leaves bring you all much comfort.

    The Aycock F

  3. You have my deepest sympathy. However, there is a future hope found in Isaiah 25:8 where it states ‘ He will swallow up death forever’. Then we can finally say the words found in 1 Corinthians 15:55’Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your stin

  4. A MONET’S GARDEN BASKET was sent on May 29, 2019

    We are so sorry to hear about Barbara’s passing. Sending you strength and healing right now, always remember how much we all love you! Ashley, Alicia, Amy, Stephanie, Erica, Tracy, Kathy, and Ther

  5. I had the pleasure of working with Barbara at Ithaca , we had fun times there I loved talking to her , hadn’t saw her in long time . I’m sorry to hear the news of her passing , Heaven is sweeter with her there . I know she will be greatly missed .

  6. Keith and Doyle Rouse : Barbara, you were an angel while you were here. We thank God for- 
    letting us know you. Our prayers are with your family. It was a pleasure to know you, a sweet and gentle soul you are. You will be missed by many. Just left us

  7. Kester, my heart goes out to you with the loss of Barbara, your live will never be the same, but good memories will soon fill the void you have. I always enjoyed seeing her at Farm Bureau, she was a pleasure to know. May God bless you!!

  8. Dear Joel and Bernie,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister………may you both find peace in the wonderful memories of her and the life she shared with you…..

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