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
residence.

    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
services.

    Memorial  donations   may   be   made   to   the   New   Hope
Cemetery by contacting the funeral home.
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