Shelby  County  Indiana

Ayers / Ayres

The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
James A. Ayers, 88, Shelbyville died Saturday, May 8, 2010, Ashford Place Health Campus, Shelbyville, Indiana.
Born March 2, 1922, Adair County, Ky., to  Samuel and  Beatrice (Breeding) Ayers.
Married  Jane McComas  on March 5, 1948; she survives.
Other survivors:  daughter,  Jana Ayers  of Indianapolis.
Preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nancy Cordray.
Lifelong resident of this area.
Owner of Dellekampís Parts Store for 30 years, retiring in 1979.
U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Member of the American Legion, Elks Lodge and Eagles Lodge.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with the Rev. Harvey Weaver officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Wednesday, December 23, 1925
Mrs. Mary J. Ayers Succumbs
To Apoplexy During Wednesday
          Mrs. Mary J. Ayers,  aged resident of Waldron and widow of  Lee Ayers,  passed away at her home there Tuesday evening at four-thirty o'clock.  Death was caused from apoplexy.
          the deceased was the daughter of  Madison and  Rhoda Chapman  and was born March 12, 1846, her age being seventy-nine years, nine months and ten days.  She was united in marriage to Mr. Ayers July 27, 1875, he having preceded her in death twelve years ago.
          The deceased is survived by two daughters,  Miss Grace Ayers  at home and  Mrs. Fred Kolkmeier  north of Waldron.  Another daughter,  Mrs. Rhoda Archey  passed away October 11, 1925.  One brother,  Robert Chapman  of this city and two grandchildren are also left to mourn her loss.
          Mrs. Ayers was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church where funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock, the Rev. C. B. Atkinson, of Waldron, officiating.  Interment will be made in the church cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Indianapolis  Star
July 18, 1923
Page 11
          Shelbyville---- Mrs. Emma Ayers, 62 years old, wife of  Manford E. Ayers,  is dead at her home in St. Paul, from a complication of diseases.  Besides the husband, she leaves one daughter  Miss Georgia Ayers.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 22, 1895
Page 3 column 2
          F. M. Ayers, a carpenter at Fountaintown, was found dead Saturday afternoon.  His death is supposed to have been caused from heart trouble. 
[Buried Fountaintown Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff  for T. J. Bruner
Note from T. J.:  Francis Marion Ayers  was born about 1839 at Jefferson County, Indiana.

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