Lloyd William Ayers

April 26, 1928September 11, 2011

Lloyd William Ayers, 83, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, September 11, 2011, at his residence.

Born in Lynchburg, he was the son of the late Roy Paxton Ayers and the late Lena Wright Ayers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Wesley Ayers and one sister, Joyce A. Mann.

Lloyd was a member of Living Water Baptist Church and a retired shipping clerk from the U.S.Postal Service after 17 years of service. He was also a retired Gunnery Sargent from the U.S. Marine Corps after 23 years of service and having served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, American Legion Post 16 and the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 714.

He is survived by two sons, Lewis W. Ayers and his wife, Martha Ellison Ayers, of Lynchburg and Kevin Ayers and his wife, Shari Gohr Ayers, of Melbourne, FL; one daughter, Debbie A. Davis of Lynchburg; nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at Whitten Park Ave. Chapel with Pastor Daryl W. Donald, officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 16.

The family will receive friends one hour (Noon to 1 p.m.) prior to the funeral service at Whitten Park Ave. Chapel and at other times at the residence of his son, Lewis Ayers, 404 Yeardley Ave. in Lynchburg.

The family extends special thanks to Centra Hospice nurse, Alice Powell, his caretakers, Tony Chilton and Shirley Tucker and his friend, Bessie Phelps.



  • Visitation Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • Military Honors Tuesday, September 13, 2011


  • Reception following Service

Lloyd William Ayers

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tristian mann

May 15, 2012

he was the best great uncle any body could ask for now i know he is ok becuse he is with his sister my grandmother i miss them both r.i.p i love yall

September 14, 2011

sorry to hear about Dooney such a nice guy he was. once you met him you thought you knew him all your life. wrapped in the arms of God. Jerry and Tina Brooks

Sandra Phelps

September 14, 2011

Dooney, I know you are in a better place and are not suffering anymore. God be with your family in this time of need. I can always remember you being so nice to all around you. My grandpa, Robert Price loved you like his own brother. You will be sadly missed by so many. I always remember that smile, as I grew up seeing you around with papa. God Bless

September 14, 2011

From the day I met him I loved him dearly! He touched my heart to just see his smile! He was a wonderful man!

Carson& Deena Richard

September 14, 2011

Dear brother Lloyd,we'll miss those blue eyes, white hair and great voice,but we can look at the sky and see blue eyes and white cloud as pretty as your hair, and when a bird sings, there your voice be. we are going to miss u alot, Jesus , said we will see each other again soon. it has been such a pleasure to have known u. GODSPEED

Ricky Brightwell

September 13, 2011

Debbie, Lewis, and Kevin, I was saddened to hear of the passing away of Uncle Dooney. I remember him well and always liked him. Know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God's love and grace comfort you.

Sherry Falls

September 13, 2011

Kevin and Lewis, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Shirley Tucker

September 13, 2011

Truly glad to have been able to provide care for your dad in the short time that I did. I know he is resting in the comfort and care of our Lord and Saviour. Continue to take care of yourselves and Be Blessed.

September 13, 2011

We went to church with Lloyd and became instant friends. We loved him so much and he will be missed greatley. Lloyd, you rest in peace now and we will see you one day soon.

Billy Walker

September 13, 2011

Dear Lewis & Family,

My deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time of grieving.

Billy Walker