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Carol Ashe Bigger / May 31, 2017

Carol Ashe Bigger, wife of Curtis Benjamin Bigger, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the age of 57. She was born on Feb. 15, 1960 in McNairy, Tenn., to Ardith Gatewood Ashe and Clyde Raymond Ashe. Carol received a masters degree in christian education from Union University and special education from Longwood University. She was employed with the Mecklenburg County School System for 19 years as a special education teacher. Carol was very active in her community and her church. Carol served as a deacon, pianist and director of Vacation Bible School at Black Branch Baptist Church and a minister of Education and Family Life for eight years at First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Mary Wood Garden Club, the Chase City Ruritan Club and the Southern Virginia Daylily Club.

Mrs. Bigger is survived by her husband, Curtis; mother, Ardith Ashe of Selmer, Tenn., father and his wife, Clyde and Lovetta Ashe of Cornith, Miss., sister, Sandra Ashe of Selmer; brothers, Ken Ashe of Somerville, Tenn., and Doug Ashe of Nashville, Tenn. She is also survived by close friends, Elsa Cristina Gailor and Mattie Forbes and her beloved pet, Sugar Behr.

A funeral was held Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m. at Black Branch Baptist Church with burial following in Woodland Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Gene Burris and Rev. Jane Lyon officiated.

The family received friends on Saturday, May 27, from 6–8 p.m. at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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