William Melvin Ashworth (“Butch”)1953 – 2010“Butch” Ashworth entered into eternal rest peacefully on August 17th after a very courageous battle with lung cancer.He was preceded in death by his father, William Virgil Ashworth and son, Michael Jeremy Ashworth. He is survived by his son, Christopher “Jason” Ashworth of Buckhead; former wife, Joann Ashworth Mitcham of Buckhead; mother and stepfather, Jessie and Robert Runner of Lilburn; sister, Pam Gee and her husband, Thomas of Mansfield; brother, Scott Runner and wife, Athena of San Diego; granddaughter, Ashley Ann Ashworth of Buckhead; nephews, Dwayne Gee and his children, Karamie, Destiny and Dalton, and his wife, Tammy of Oxford, Aidan and Ty Runner of San Diego and nieces, Elaine and her daughter, Lacey Hall of Oxford and many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.He was cremated and burial will be at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens by Scot Ward Funeral Home. Memorial will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. One of the greatest gifts you can give Butch is to see to the elimination of smoking and the pervasive cancer that comes with it. Butch’s kindness lives on as his eyes will continue to see through the recipients of his thoughtful donation. Butch is described by his friends and family as thoughtful and caring, creative and hardworking, passionate and strong willed, witty and enthusiastic about everything life had to offer. He was active in sports and was an accomplished welder at B&S Welding. He was an artisan who created many works of art and utility that folks will continue to use for decades, and spent his spare time fishing and collecting rare Indian artifacts.Our sorrow was eased by the Rockdale County Hospital clergyman, Alex, who offered the following “life is imperfect, but in passing, we become perfect in that, biblically speaking, our lives are complete and fulfilled”. Many thanks to all doctors, nurses and others that helped Butch battle this disease and pass, with grace and respect, to a better place and join his loved ones.
Express condolences at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services - Harry White Chapel, 1299 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012, 770-483-7216.