Funeral services for Mr. Elmer D. Ayers, 81, of Hilham, TN,
will be held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at
Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in the New Hope
community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 P.M. to 8
P.M., and on Saturday from 11 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at his
He was born June 17, 1935, in Overton County, TN, to the
late Mitchell Ayers and Bessie Fisk Ayers. On January 31,
1955, he was married to Elva Jean Ayers, who survives. He
worked as a machinist for TVA. He loved animals, and enjoyed
traveling, camping, and gardening. He was a member of the
New Hope Community Church, where he served as an usher for
many years. He also served as the treasurer of the New Hope
Cemetery for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Son: Terry Ayers; 2 Brothers: George Ayers and David Ayers;
and 1 Sister: Reba Thompson.
Survivors include his Wife: Elva Jean Ayers of Hilham, TN; 2
Sons: Steve (Sharon) Ayers of Hilham, TN, and Mike (Tina)
Ayers of Hilham, TN; 1 Daughter-in-Law: Debbie Ayers Farmer
of Knoxville, TN; 5 Grandchildren: Chris (Melinda) Ayers, Brad
(Andrea) Ayers, Penny (Billy) Cummins, Mandy (Casey) White,
and Brandon (Karla) Ayers; 9 Great Grandchildren: Mitchell
Ayers, Samuel Ayers, Carson Walker, Colin Ayers, Emma
Grace Ayers, Corey White, Ashton Ayers, Dalton Cummins, and
Tessarae Faith Cummins; 1 Brother: Harold (Opal) Ayers of
Hilham, TN; 3 Sisters: Faye Anderson of Livingston, TN,
Frances (Gene) Boles of Hilham, TN, and Brenda (Jack) Buck
of Livingston, TN; and a Special Niece: Judy Johnson. Several
nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends also survive.
Bro. Phillip Morgan and Bro. Gordon Lee will officiate at the
Memorial donations may be made to the New Hope
Cemetery by contacting the funeral home.
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