November 12, 1948 - July 17, 2015
Mr. William Eugene Ayers, affectionately known to his family and friends as “Billy”, age 66, of Paulding County passed away at Wellstar Paulding Hospital on July 17, 2015. Billy was born on November 12, 1948 to loving parents, Mrs. Mary “Lady” Ayers and the late Mr. Ruben Ayers. Billy served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a decorated soldier. He was a member of the First Infantry and the American Legion. He was also a Volunteer at the Ridge Road Fire Station and served as Fire Chief at the station from 1981-1984. Billy retired in January 2015 from AMC Corporation where he had worked many years as a dock manager. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, playing music, and taking road trips. A faithful Christian, he was a member of Pumpkinvine Baptist Church. Billy is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Linda Ayers and 2 children, Ryan (Christi) Ayers of Dallas and Shay (Kevin) Holmes of Douglasville; 4 grandsons, Austin Holmes, Dallas Holmes, Houston Holmes, and Landon Ayers; Mother, Lady Ayers of Douglasville; Brother, Doug Ayers of Douglasville; Sister, Bonnie (Frank) Rainey of Alabama; Mother in Law, Reba Watson of Snellville; Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services for Billy Ayers will be conducted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM at Pumpkinvine Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Peal and Bro. Mike Powell officiating. Ryan Ayers will be giving the eulogy in honor of his father. Ryan Ayers, Kevin Holmes, Frank Rainey, Tom Ayers, Kevin Thurman, and Gene Dickerson will serve as pallbearers and Billy’s grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 3-9 PM and Monday, July 20, 2015 from 4-9 PM. In lieu of flowers they have requested that donations be made to the Pumpkinvine Baptist Church Building Fund. Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. William Eugene “Billy” Ayers.
Mr. William Eugene Ayers, affectionately known to his family and friends as “Billy”, age 66, of Paulding County passed away at Wellstar Paulding Hospital on July 17, 2015. Billy was born on November 12, 1948 to loving parents,... View Obituary & Service Information
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