|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1900|
|Death: ||May 14, 1985|
From The Times at Shreveport, 16 May 1985.
Services for Judge H.W. Ayres, age 85, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, 1985, in the chapel of the Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Marshall Street, with the Rev. W. O. Lynch, minister of Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by Dr. Benedict Galloway. Burial in Forest Park Cemetery.
He died on Tuesday, May 14, 1985, after a brief illness.
Judge Ayres, a member of the Louisiana Judiciary for 32 years and five months, was a retired former Chief or Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal. Prior service included 11 years as Judge of Bienville, Claiborne, and Jackson Parishes; a 3-1/2 year assignment to the Third District of Lincoln and Union Parishes; other assignments included presiding over a special panel on the Fourth Circuit in New Orleans and as Justice Ad Hoc of the Supreme Court.
Following his admission to the bar, he practiced law in Arcadia and Jonesboro for almost 17 years.
Judge Ayres, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ayers, was a native of Ashland, Natchitoches Parish, La. He obtained his education at Ashland High School, where he graduated May 21, 1918, and at L.S.U. Law School.
After retirement, on April 30, 1975, when reached the then mandatory retirement age of 75 years, while maintaining his domicile in Jonesboro, he continued to reside in Shreveport.
Judge Ayres is survived by his wife, the former Edna Ewing, to whom he was married December 21, 1929, a son, James Ewing Ayres, an attorney at law of Shreveport, husband of Susan Lloyd, two grandchildren, Laura Jean Ayres LeBlanc and Leland Harrison (Lee) Ayres, both of Baton Rouge, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was a member of the Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, the Louisiana State Bar Association and Jonesboro Lodge No. 280, F&AM, and, for many years, of the American Bar Association and other organizations of the legal fraternity.
Pallbearers are: Judge Pike Hall, Jr., Judge O. E. Price, Judge Charles A. Marvin, Judge James E. Bolin, L.C. Ewing and Robert K. Mayo.
James William Carroll Ayres (1867 - 1922)
Lula Ladora Bumgardner Ayres (1869 - 1942)
Edna Ewing Ayres (1904 - 1991)
James Elmer Ayres (1894 - 1952)*
Harrison Welburn Ayres (1900 - 1985)
Jessie Pauline Ayres Hoenke (1904 - 1972)*
Forest Park East Cemetery
Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: May 23, 2006
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