Age: 90 Address: Bakersville, NC Date of Death: Monday, September 23, 2013 Arrangements: Henline-Hughes Funeral Home
Details: Reverend Lee E."Brother Lee" Ayers, born March 22, 1923, went to his heavenly home on Monday, September 23th. Brother Lee was the son of Nora McKinney Ayers and Walter Ayers. He was a graduate of Bowman High School and Fruitland Bible Institute. As pastor for forty-six years he served eleven churches in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. He was noted for short, to-the-point sermons.
Preceding him were his parents, his brother Bobby Ayers, and his son Maurice Ayers. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Veida Thomas Ayers, his son Michael and wife Rebecca, three grand daughters, Emilie Sevcik and husband Henry, Shelly Adams and husband Michael, and Keelie Johnston and husband Chris. Lee was well loved and enjoyed by his great grandchildren.
Services will be conducted September 26, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Roan Mountain Baptist Church in Bakersville with visitation preceding at 5 p.m. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Green Young Cemetery. Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family. Words of comfort and remembrances may be shared at Henline-Hughes.com.