|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2013|
Zelma Patterson Ayers, 85, of Roanoke, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2013.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Wesley O. Ayers, parents, Thomas and Ella Patterson, sister, Jeane P. Welton, brother, Thomas Landon Patterson, Jr., nephew, Richard L. Straub, great nephew, Wesley Straub.
Mrs. Ayers retired from C & P Telephone company after 34 years of service. She was past president and a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
She was a member and Past Matron of the Carrie Lee Chapter # 108, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a current member of the Etta Chapter # 185.
She is survived by: sister, Joan P. Straub and husband, Richard, of Staunton, VA, sister-in-law Margie Patterson, of Swoope , VA, Nieces; Jeanne W. Vaughan of Lynchburg, VA, Joan "Patty" Welton of Kenilworth, New Jersey , Melanie B. Ayers of Roanoke, VA, Barbara Atherton, San Diego, CA, Nephews; Kevin Ayers of Chattanooga TN, Charles Ayers of Charlotte NC and Roger Straub of Monterey VA, Great Nieces and Nephews, Ashley W Vaughan, Thomas H Vaughan III, Kate W Brewster, Owen M Ayers, Preston D Ayers, Debbie Clow, Greg Atherton and 7 Great Great Nieces and Nephews, and devoted life long friends: Margarite Wade and Mary Alice Crockett.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Monday, February 4, 2013, in the Abbey Chapel Sherwood Memorial Park, Dr. Eric Spano will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Roanoke Valley SPCA.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Oakey's Roanoke Chapel, www.oakeys.com.
Sherwood Burial Park
Created by: JLR
Record added: Feb 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105677246
Tammy Clemmer Wood
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