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Ruth Hampton Ayers

Ruth Hampton Ayers, age 93, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Sherman and Sarah Masters Hampton. She was employed by the pottery company and then she became a homemaker full time. Ruth was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband: Douglas Ayers in 2000, four sisters: five brother and their wives and husbands.

She is survived by: daughters: Lynn and Frankie Tipton of Erwin
Kay Garris and Willard Hensley of Erwin
Two Grandchildren: Gregg Garris of Erwin
Angela Jones, husband Jeff of Erwin
Great-Grandchildren: Kaidan and Devon Jones
Sister-in-law: Ruth Bennett
Several Nieces and Nephews
A special thanks to Dr. Colinger, Pilgrim F. W. B., Sweetwater Church of God and Amedysis.

The funeral service for Ms. Ruth Ayers will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 6, 2013, in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Danny Hughes will officiate. Music will under the direction of Tim Higgins. The family will receive friends at 12:00 PM, on Monday until service.
A committal service will immediately follow to Roselawn Memory Gardens.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Ruth Hampton Ayers through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.