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Obituary of Lowell G. Ashford

Lowell G. Ashford, 86, of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Lowell was a member of Living Waters Baptist Church and a local businessman for many years.
Lowell is survived by his wife of 64 years, Velma (Lowry) Ashford; daughter, Kathy Steele and husband John; five grandchildren, Misty York (Doug), Amanda Steele, Michael Englehart, Monte Englehart, and Keri Johnson (Quintin “Matt”); and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Charlotte Ashford; stepdaughter, Karla Kay Sawyers; and grandson, Jeremy Newberry.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020 in Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Shane Baker officiating. There will be no visitation. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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