Mr. Donnie Vernon Ashworth , 62, of Royston, Ga. died Monday August 25, 2013 at his home. Memorial services will be Thursday August 29, 2013 at 4 pm in the Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell. The body is at Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell where the family will receive friends on Wednesday night from 7 pm to 9 pm. The family is at the home. Flowers are optional or special memorials may be made to Gentiva Hospice, 855 Gaines School Road, Athens, Ga. 30605. Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell is in charge of all arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.