Dear friends, Judy and Steve Short, and their young daughter, Ashley, from Staley, North Carolina – killed in a head on collision as they were returning home from a local diner on a Friday evening in December – twenty-one years ago. The intoxicated driver of the other vehicle, and his two passengers were killed also. The Short family left behind a daughter, Desta, and the small town of Staley still mourns the loss of this beautiful, Christian family that was so loved by all that knew them!
— Beverly Hornaday