Hubert Earl Ayers, Sr., 61 of Bedford, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on Tuesday, October 3, 1950 in Botetourt County, a son of the late James E. Ayers and Annie M. Booth Ayers. He was of the Baptist faith and was a Stonemason by trade. His works here on earth will be looked upon for many, many years as beautiful as well as useful. He took a piece of Godâ€™s creation, a rock, and worked each one for itâ€™s beauty and usefulness in each rock wall he built. He was a simple man but yet strong and compassionate. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather. A man with many unspoken strong bonds of love to all of his family and friends. Surviving is his wife, Patricia Saul Ayers; his children, Hubert E. Ayers, Jr. & wife, Lisa of Vinton, Tracy E. Ayers of Roanoke; five grandchildren, Dustin Ayers of Harrisonburg, Cody & Hope Ayers of Vinton, Trevor & Tyler Williams of Bedford; three brothers, Richard Ayers of Appomattox, Clifton Ayers & wife, Sarah of Moneta, Johnny Ayers & wife, Linda of Roanoke; two sisters, Eulla Johnson of Lebanon, TN, Lorene Walker & husband, Jimmy of Troutville, his mother-in-law, Vivian Saul of Bedford; brothers-in-law, Roger & Johnny Saul of Bedford; Terry Saul of Moneta; sisters-in-law, Joyce Terry & husband, Bob, Mary Lee Bryant & husband, Bill all of Moneta, Brenda Richardson & husband, Phil of Ocala, FL, Kay Underwood & husband, David of Goodview, Jane Smith & husband, Nathan of Thaxton; a special friend, Mary Whorley of Thaxton. Funeral service was held on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 10:00 am at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Kyle Dooley officiating. Interment followed in Holy Land USA - Mt. of Olives Cemetery.