Constance Kathleen Ayers

September 7, 1926November 5, 2011

Mrs. Constance (Connie) Kathleen Irwin Ayers, 85, of Rome, GA, passed away early Saturday morning, November 5, 2011, at a local hospital.

Mrs. Ayers was born September 7, 1926, in Brattleboro, Vermont, daughter of the late Henry Alexander and Sarah Brigham Irwin. She was a homemaker. She served in the Canadian Navy for 2 years. She was a long time resident of Rome and a charter member of Transfiguration Episcopal Church, where her primary Ministry was Altar Guild Chairman. She was secretary of the Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Group at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital. She was Co-Founder/Leader of the Rome area Neuropathy Support Group. In 2005 she received an award for Caregiver of the Year. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Mr. Ralph E. Ayers; daughters Susan and Sally Ayers; sister Amy Hollister, best friend Marti Scott.

Survivors include: her children, Brenda Otting, Rome; Mary Felkel, Elkton, Fl.; Robert Ayers (Diane), Rome; Donald Ayers, Rome. Brothers & Sisters, Retired Archdeacon Sidney Irwin; Peggy Hogarth; Pat Irwin, and Helen Hall, all of Canada. Grandchildren, Sally Maddox (Sgt. Shelby) Rome; Susan Collins (Doc) Perry, Ga.; Jeri Thornton (Julian), Jacksonville, Al.; Barbara Compton (Bobo) Silver Creek, Ga.; Brenda Boyd (Tony) Rome; Leize Shirah (Eric), Rome; Jimmy Felkel, Rome. Nine Great-Grand Children; Brandon Maddox, Rome; Tyler Compton, Silver Creek; Jeremy King, Silver Creek; DJ & Sydney Collins, Perry, Ga.; Matthew and Elizabeth Boyd, Rome; Ava and Audrey Shirah, Rome.

A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, November 9th, 2011, at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, in Rome, at 2:00 pm, with Father Don Black officiating.

The family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Transfiguration Episcopal Church or to a designated fund for medical expenses on behalf of her granddaughter, Sally Maddox, at Coosa Valley Federal Credit Union.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Nina Daniel

November 10, 2011

May all of you be comforted in this time of loss. I will remember Connie for all the sweet things she did for many. I have the Raggedy Ann doll she made me in my guest room. My prayers are with you.

Nina Daniel

November 10, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. She was a lovely lady and we cherish many memories from her visits to Canada. Betty Dunlop and Family

November 8, 2011

God bless all the Ayers family. Connie was an important part of our lives for many years. -- Candy and Bob Murdock, Rome

Larry Walker

November 8, 2011

Our lives will forever be richer because of Connie. She was from the generation that is "Always There" Always there to help others - Always there with that beautiful smile - Always there for her family - Always there for friends - Always there for her God, Church and faith - and indeed she will Always be there in our hearts and memories. I love you Connie and will miss you so very much. - and now as you often told me when asking how are you doing - you would say "As I please thank you." - May you do "as you please" for an eternity.

November 8, 2011

Connie's life is her legacy. Heaven is brighter with one more angel! I shall miss my friend of the last 47 years. Ed Black, Atlanta

Connie Ayers

November 8, 2011

What a great and wonderful big baby sister--sister mom and spiritual example---so proud to be a sibling of hers---and of the family she and Skip created here on earth--love and hugs and blessings to you all--we can almost hear"Archie and Dingbat" greeting each other--

Uncle Donnie and Aunt Helen

November 7, 2011

Connie will be missed. She was a great friend and mentor. Our condolences to the family. Jamie and Robert Howerton, Rome.