LAMAR-Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Konantz Warden Funeral Home Chapel for Dortha M. Ayers, 91, Lamar, who died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Minister Roger McKee will officiate. Burial will be in Morehead Cemetery.
Music will be “He Touched Me” and “One Day At A Time”, with Wally Norton as organist and Bruce Wolf on vocals. Pallbearers are Joe Schafer, Jason Brown, Jeremy Brown, Drake Gard, Blake Gard, Jeffrey Miles, Harold Stokes and Adrian Aponte. Honorary pallbearers are Ray Little, Dean Owen, Mike Davis, Tom Ayers, Greg Little, Jerry Weber, Leon Coats and Dennis Ambler.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Iantha United Methodist Church.
The obituary may be viewed and condolences left at www.konantzwarden.com.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Miles and husband Kenneth, Lamar; five grandchildren, Tamela, Teresa, Katherine, Jarel and Wesley; 14 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, PFC Jarel Miles, in the line of duty; a great-granddaughter, Kendra Gard and a sister, Georgia Butler.
Mrs. Ayers was born May 20, 1922, in Lamar, to Fred and Agnes (Washburn) Gust. She attended college and worked as a drafting supervisor for Finley Engineering for many years. She bowled and belonged to many bowling leagues, was a WIBC Tournament participant and received many trophies and patches. She was a member of the Iantha United Methodist Church.
She married Orvan Ayers on Feb. 19, 1941. He preceded her in death.