Hubert J. Ayers

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at 11:56 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 1999

• Services for Hubert J. Ayers will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Tolbert and the Rev. Wayne Fite officiating.

Interment will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park. Ayers was born April 3, 1914 at Broken Bow to the late Charley E. and Omie Hall Bradley Ayers. He died Dec. 25, 1999 in the local hospital. He married the former Goldie Lemons on March 5, 1935, at Russett.

Having served in the Army during World War II, he lived most of his life in the Ardmore area. He was the retired manager of Groendyke Transport Company, member of the Trinity Baptist Church, former member of the V.F.W., American Legion, D.A.V. and the Optimist Club.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Archie Lee Ayers, and by a sister, Rena Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie, of the home; son, James Edwin Ayers of Moore; daughter, Cleo Chaffin of Healdton; brothers, Carl Ayers of Montebello, Calif., Marvin Ayers of Yuma, Ariz., Arthur Ayers of Topock, Ariz., and Sim Ayers of Yuma, Ariz.; sisters, Pauline Speck of Grandview, Wash., and Addie Marie Martin of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Christian, Lloyd Boggs, Jack McGehee, Joe Kemp, Joe Mallory, George Lowe, Albert Vinson and Gary Simmons. Honorary bearers will be the Adult IV Men's Sunday School Class, Frank Rutledge and Gene Smith.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church van fund or to the Madill Baptist Children's Home in care of Trinity Baptist Church, 25 12th N.E., Ardmore, OK 73401.

Family will receive friends at the Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening.

Services under the direction of Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.