Ashley Nichole James 25 of Benton went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 20, 2012. She was born on February 16, 1987 to Greg and Paula James in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was a member of Sharon Missionary Baptist Church. Ashley touched everyone’s life with her beautiful smile and her heart of gold. She cherished her family and friends and held them very close to her heart. Ashley enjoyed modeling, singing and dancing. She is preceded in death by her mom, Paula DePriest James; grandfather, Steve O. DePriest and great grandparents, Gordon and Gladys Wright and Delbert and Ethel DePriest. Ashley is survived by her dad, Greg James; two brothers, Tanner and Hunter James; maternal grandparents, Marilyn and Robert LeQuieu; paternal grandparents, Mary Ellen and Lamar James and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and church family who all loved her and will miss her dearly. A celebration of Ashley’s life will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 10:00 at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant with Brother Richard Hamlin and Muncy Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Sharon Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home. To sign Ashley’s online guest book visit www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.