52 year old Rickey Ashford of Liberty died Wednesday at his residence. Born in DeKalb County, he was a carpenter. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen Allen Ashford and Geraldine Smith; a daughter, Gidget Deshealea Ashford Patterson; and a sister, Tina. Survivors include a son, Allen Ashford and fiance' Tavia Keith. A daughter, Dana and husband Chris Stanley. Grandchildren, Caleb, Harlee, Seth, Zack, Dakota, Brady, Emma, Cody, Racheal, and John John. Brothers, Eddie Wayne and wife Kathy Ashford, Willie Ashford, and Richard Ashford. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Anderson Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.