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Michael Lynn Ayers, age 33, 131 Jefferson St., Erwin, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at his residence.
Mr. Ayers was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. He was a member of Southside Freewill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Arianna Ayers in 2004; his paternal grandfather, Hobert Ayers; and maternal grandparents, William Ray Cooper and Eva Mae Fannings Cooper.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Bailey Ayers; one daughter, Destany Ayers of the home; parents, Patsy Cooper Decker and husband Jimmie, Jonesborough, and Larry Ayers and wife Vivian, Unicoi; paternal grandmother, June Ayers, Erwin; three step-brothers, Joe Decker, Jonesborough, Tim Decker and wife Kristie, Limestone, and Josh Jones and wife Bethany, Erwin; three step-sisters, Tammy Clark and husband Brian, Greeneville, and Candy Barney and husband Harry, and Vicky Smith, all of Erwin.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 22, at noon at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Kevin Laws and Charlie Trivette officiated. Tim Decker, Joe Decker, Josh Jones , Michael Riddle, Brian Clark , Brian Tapp, Doug Poore, Ray Cooper, Lyle Willis and Darren Ricker served as pallbearers.
The committal service immediately followed at Evergreen Cemetery.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home was in charge.