Joseph Lemuel (Joe) Ayers, 86, of Hillsville, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center.
Ayers was born in Carroll County to the late Joseph Granson and Irena Goad Ayers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel Hawks Ayers.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Douglas Hancock of Hillsville and Teresa and Ottis Coulson of Max Meadows; five grandchildren and spouses, Jody and Dusty Hancock, Benjamin Hancock, Kevin and Pam Hancock, Stephanie and Gary Riggins and Matthew and Jennifer Coulson; five great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and eight step great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today, Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Hillsville First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Shockley officiating. Burial will follow in Monta Vista Memory Gardens. The family received friends at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, April 13, 2014, from 6 until 8 p.m.
A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com.
Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Funeral Home Chapel is serving the family.