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John Edward Ayers

September 6, 1945 ~ March 22, 2022 (age 76)


John Edward Ayers, Sept.6 1945-March 22, 2022. John died peacefully at home after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Verla Marshall of Berryville, AR.; daughter Phoebe Ayers of Somerville, MA; four siblings, Jane Hunt of Raleigh, NC,; Susan Monk of Atlanta, GA,; Bill Ayers and wife of Tyler, TX.; and Janet Hunt of Ardmore, OK.; as well as cousin Chuck Yates and nieces and nephews Lisa Brenes, Sunshine Foster, Tony and Eric Bascus, Ryan and Ben Ayers, He was predeceased by his parents, John and IreneYates Ayers and his wife Sally Jones Ayers.  John was an artist, a master craftsman, , companion and adventurer. He made paintings, photography, sculpture and jewelry.  Attended college in Norman, OK. He also served his country in the Army for several years and also the National Guards.  He loved family, friends, animals, children, music, eating good food, fishing, camping and building community. He lived richly and well.   Gatherings to celebrate his life will be held Memorial Day weekend. Friends and family are invited to gather Saturday May 28 at John and Verla's home in the Grandview community, Then on Sunday, May 29 at the Headwaters School in Red Star, AR.

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