Delmar Win Ayers of Royston, but more recently of Hinesville, died on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
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Delmar, born on Nov. 7, 1924, in Carnesville, was the son of the late Joe Acie Ayers and Lillie Ione Garrison Ayers. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Idaho during World War II.
Delmar was the husband of Sara Martin Ayers for 64 years. He is also survived by daughter Debra Ayers Brown, son-in-law Allen Brown, and granddaughter Meredith Legare Brown. Delmar's brothers and sisters included the late Dan Ayers (wife Willie Mae), the late Willard Ayers (wife Landonia), the late Allen Ayers (wife Elaine), the late Eugene Merritt (wife Johnnie Sue), the late Miriam Howe (husband Dorsey), the late Annie Mae Patica (husband Norman), and the late Ruby Nell Garrison (husband Jim). Delmar is also survived by numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Delmar was a loyal member of the Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church in Canon, where he served on the board of trustees and as chairman of the building fund. He had a passion for Poplar Springs Camp Ground where he served as board chairman for 40 years and continued as an honorary trustee.
Delmar Ayers is now walking on holy ground.
Please send memorials to Poplar Springs Camp Ground (Alan Burton, 695 Big A Road, Toccoa, GA 30577) or Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church (Sherry Eason, 2160 Black Snake Road, Canon, GA 30520).
A celebration of life ceremony will be held on the first Sunday at 2 p.m. of Poplar Springs Camp Meeting. Interment will be at Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel, www.carteroglethorpe.com, has charge of arrangements.
Published in Coastal Courier from Feb. 25 to Mar. 4, 2011