Little League® International mourns the passing of Georgia District 8 Administrator Bernard Ashley. He was 74.
Mr. Ashley, a native of Green Cove, Va., settled in Columbus, Ga., and began his volunteer service with Eastern Little League in 1978. For several years with the local league, he served as a Minor Division baseball coach, manager, Vice President and President.
In 1992, Mr. Ashley moved to Pioneer Little League in Columbus, and later volunteered on the Georgia District 8 staff as the umpire consultant. Elected as Georgia District 8 Administrator in March 1998; he received his 15-year service pin at the 2014 Little League International Congress in Minneapolis.
An Army veteran, Mr. Ashley, worked for the United States Civil Service in the Department of Public Safety.
Mr. Ashley was preceded in death by his wife Betty Joyce. He is survived by his son, Charlie; and grandson, Bryan Keith Gregory II.