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Mary Lee Ayers Masters

Mary Lee Ayers Masters, age 79, 800 Broyles Ave., Building #1, Apartment A, Erwin, died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
She was born in Yancey County, N.C., a daughter of the late Crawford and Loumay Bailey Ayers. Mrs. Masters moved to Erwin from Washington County in 1983 following the death of her husband, Bob Masters in 1982.
She was a very dedicated member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church and loved her church family very much. She was a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, and friend.
Other than her parents and husband, Mrs. Masters was preceded in death by one sister, Tilda Bennett; six brothers: Oscar Vernal Ayers, Hobert Ayers, Osbern Ayers, Jerry Ayers, Jack Ayers, Boyd Ayers and Lloyd Ayers; two brothers-in-law: Bruce Laws and Junior Stump; two sisters-in-law: Joan Ayers and Rosie Ayers.
Survivors include her special loving daughter, Shirley Masters, of the home; two brothers: Tom Ayers and wife Robbie Lee, Green Mountain, N.C., Floyd Ayers and wife Thelma, Bakersville, N.C.; two sisters: Marie Laws, Green Mountain, N.C. and Betty Lou Stump, Burnsville, N.C.; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. Masters was held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26, at Southside Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Kevin Laws and the Rev. Otis Banks officiated. Special music was provided by the Southside Trio.
Active pallbearers were Jimmy Decker, Dale Laws, Lloyd Stump, Larry Ayers, Johnny Ayers, Chris Ayers, Roger Laws, and David Ayers. Honorary pallbearers were the men of Southside Freewill Baptist Church.
Interment will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, in Seviers Cemetery, Jonesborough.
Ministers, pallbearers, family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home by 10 a.m. Tuesday, to go in procession to the cemetery.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel is in charge.