Section: CHERRY Block: 1 Lot: 61 Grave: 2
JAMES "JIM" MAURICE AYERS
Born: February 11th, 1941
Died: June 6th, 2019
James “Jim” Maurice Ayers, age 78, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Born in Nash County, NC on February 11, 1941, he was the son of the late James Haskey Ayers and Daisey Ruth Newell. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Ron Ayers and Malcom Bunn “Mike” Ayers; and sisters, Lettie Ruth Snead and Marie Evans.
Jim retired from ABF Freight, formally Carolina Trucking, with over 30 years of dedicated service. He earned the Lifetime Moose for 50 Years of Dedication Award “Loyal Order of the Moose” Lodge 938 in Rocky Mount. Jim was a licensed pilot and loved to fly, enjoyed riding motorcycles, and playing the guitar. He was a family man, and cherished his family. Jim loved nothing better than spending time with them. He was a dedicated husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Jim leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife of 59 years, Diane Jordan Ayers; and daughter, Pamela Ayers Flanagan and husband, Timothy. He is also survived by grandchildren, James, Daniel, and Haskey Barnes, and Jessica Flanagan Curtis and husband, Sidney; six great-grandchildren; brother, Fred Ayers and wife, Susan; sister, Connie Hicks and husband, Robert; brothers-in-law, Bob Snead and Cudearl Evans; sisters-in-law, Ann Ayers and Rita Ayers; and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:30 PM in the Chapel of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Pastor Alan Williams officiating. Burial will follow the service at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM prior to the service in the Atrium of Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.