Mr. James Edward Ayers, age 83 of Summerville, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 at Redmond Regional Center.

Mr. Ayers was born in Buchanan, Georgia on March 9, 1938, son of the late Tommy Ayers and Ruth Fortune Ayers. He was a self-employed electrician and was of the Baptist Faith.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Ayers was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Ayers; sons, Dennis Ayers and Danny Ayers; grandson, Quinton Ayers, and a sister, Ann Taterow.

Mr. Ayers is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, David and Mary Ann Ayers, Doug Ayers, Terry and Drena Ayers, Stanley and Vickie Ayers, Cody and Kaitlyn Ayers and Spencer and Ashley Ayers, ; brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Lois Ayers; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah Davis, Dale and Ben Boyd and Teresa and Don Lemming; grandchildren, Cayce Ayers, Megan Sisson, Kaleigh Ayers, Dustin Ayers and Johnathan Key; great grandchildren, Ariah Ayers, Hunter Ayers, Greyson Ayers and Rylan Hughes-Ayers;  Uncle, Steve Ayers; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mr. Ayers will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating.  Interment will follow in the Johnson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Terry Ayers, Cody Ayers, Spencer Ayers, Jonathan Key, David Ayers and Stanley Ayers.

Mr. Ayers will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until the funeral hour.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. James Edward Ayers.