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Kathryn Ayers

Kathryn O. Ayers

CHINA GROVE - Kathryn Juanita Overcash Ayers, 89, of China Grove, went home to her Heavenly Father Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.

Juanita was born April 28, 1924, in China Grove, a daughter of the late Luther McCamey Overcash and Mary Agnes Davis Overcash. Retired as a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service, Juanita stayed active in many areas.

She was a member of Lutheran Chapel Church, where she sang in the choir, and was a member of WELCA of the church, the church council and the Buena Hinson Circle.

Beyond her immediate family, she loved her brother and sisters very much. Her church family were all special to her, as were the Davis and Overcash extended families.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, George Washington Ayers, on July 22, 2006; a brother, Homer Overcash, who died in 1972; and two sisters, Helen Smith and Barbara Bradshaw.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathy "Jamie" Morgan of China Grove and Mary Jane "Robbie" Measmer of China Grove; one brother, Brown D. Overcash of China Grove; two sisters, Doris Freeze and Frankie "Floyd" Echerd of China Grove; brother-in-law Arnold Bradshaw of Matthews; eight grandchildren, Daniel Paige Crowe, Aaron Crowe, Katie "Christopher" Rowley, Andrew "Hannah" Morgan, Michael "Lauren" Morgan, Tyler Morgan, Angele Artz and Jennifer "Justin" Quartz; four great-grandchildren, Alli Coody, Ava Grace Coody, Jaxson Coody and Maverick Morgan; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Service: The Ayers family will receive friends Friday, Aug. 16 between 10-11:30 a.m. at Lutheran Chapel Church with service to follow at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Officiating will be Rev. Tony Bradshaw and Rev. Bill Connelly. Entombment to follow at West lawn memorial Park in China Grove.

Memorials: May be made to the sound system at Lutheran Chapel Church, P.O. Box 152, China Grove, NC 28023.

Linn-Honeycutt Funeral Home in China Grove is serving the Avers family.

Published in Salisbury Post on Aug. 14, 2013
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