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Donald Ayers


Mr. Donald Ayers, 73, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital.
Mr. Ayers was born September 10, 1946 and was the son of the late John & Dorothy Bible Ayers. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Phil Ayers.
He retired from the Washington County School System. He enjoyed antique cars, riding horses and working on cars.
Survivors include two daughters, Melinda Bales (John) and Kimberly Olson; grandchildren, Joshua Bales, Jonathan Bales, Dallyn Lambert and Blair Olson; siblings, Floyd Ayers (Deborah), Clyde Ayers, Charles “Buck” Ayers (Francis), Kenneth Ayers, Charlotte Clevinger (Red) and Janice Moore; several nephews and nieces; close friends, Charlie and Jim; and wonderful neighbors.
He loved his family especially his kids and grandchildren!
Funeral services will be conducted 5:00 pm Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 3:00-5:00 pm Thursday prior to the service.
Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 pm Friday, August 21, 2020 at Washington County Memory Gardens. Friends are requested to meet at the funeral home at 1:15 pm to go in procession to the cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family & friends.

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Judy Royston
So sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. My prayers are with the family. RIP Gene
Wassan and Vickie Broyles
Hey guys, sorry to hear about your brother. I didn't know Don as well as I know some of the rest of you guys, but as we all know it's not easy loosing someone you love and grew up with all your life. I know Don knew a lot of folks and will be missed in the community by many people as well as the family. The Ayers Family is a well respected and a well known family around our area crossing paths with a lot of people and putting a lot of smiles and laughs with many humorous stories and adventures of growing up in and around the wonderful area we live in. Not really much I can say to make you guys feel better, just wanted you to know we will be thinking about the Ayers family in our prayers. Our condolences go out to each and every one of you, Wassan and Vickie Broyles.
Steve & Joan McCracken
To the family of Donald (Gene) Ayers. We are so sorry for the passing of your loved one. He will truly be missed. ❤️
Stanley Miller
Sorry for your loss, praying for your family
Rachel Hicks Turnmire
I am so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. He worked with my papaw for many years at the bus garage and I always loved going to visit him. He was such a sweet man!
Kent Walker and family at Olde Towne Pharmacy
To the family, our condolenses. Gene is already missed. I have enjoyed Gene's friendship over the years, and talking with him about those 'danged' old cars he loved so much.
Turbyfill Family
Sorry for your loss. Will thinking and praying for all of you.