Obituary for Sherma Ashcraft (Coody)
Graveside services for Ms. Sherma Ann Coody Ashcraft, who entered into rest on
December 28, 2017 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, will be conducted on Tuesday
afternoon at 1:00 PM in Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, Ga., Rev. Steven
Sherma was a native of Telfair County, and made her home in Matthews, Ga.,
for the past six years. She was a life long member of the Helena United
Methodist Church, a Christian, and loved her Lord and Savior, her family, and
all of God's creatures in that order.
She was graduated from
Middle Georgia College, Cochran; and received her Bachelor's of Arts Degree
in Business Administration from Valdosta State College. She worked for
several years in banking, and became office manager and special assistant at
Hopkins and Nichols, CPAs, in McRae, Ga., for about a decade.
She was married to Steven Ashcraft, a hospital administrator, and they lived
in Topeka, Kansas.
She later moved to Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and joined Northrup-Grumman in
management and special services. She recently retired after 29 years service
with the defense contracting company.
She is predeceased by her parents, Wilson Coody and Carolyn Powell Coody of
McRae, Ga., and a brother, Wilson Powell Coody of Warner Robins, Ga. She is
survived by a sister, Joy Newton, of Matthews, Ga.; two nieces, Catreece
Fritts, Kathleen, Ga., and Carol Hammond, Woodstock, Ga.; three great nephews,
Brandon Fritts and Adam Fritts of Kathleen, Ga., and Lucas Hammond, Woodstock,
Ga.; a sister-in-law, Jean Coody, Woodstock, Ga. Sherma also leaves behind
her beloved kitty, JoySugar and Joy's lab, Lucy.
She was gifted to write poetry and draw charcoal prints. She enjoyed crafts
and made afghans for her friends.
In lieu of flowers, Sherma would prefer donations made to the Golden Harvest
Food Bank, 3310, Commerce Dr., Augusta, Ga., 30909; or to the Augusta Humane
Society, PO Box 12035, Augusta, Ga., 30914-2035.
The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service.
Please express your online condolences at lowesfuneralhome.net
Lowes Funeral Home, Helena, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.