OBITUARY

Judy McLarty Ayers

July 13, 1948May 6, 2019
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Judy McLarty Ayers, 70, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away May 6, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Dothan, AL, at Frasier-Ellis Hospital on July 13, 1948, to John Paul “Mack” McLarty and Elderrene Smith McLarty. As a dedicated student, Judy did not miss a single day of school from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. She also stayed involved while attending Chattahoochee High School where she was in student government as well as cheerleading; graduating in 1966. She furthered her education by attending Chipola Junior College for two years as well as graduating with a Dental Hygiene Degree from Pensacola Junior College. In her younger years she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chattahoochee, FL, then attended Calvary Chapel.

She married James F. “Jim” Ayers September 18, 1981, in Tallahassee. For the last forty years, Judy worked as a Dental Hygienist and Office Manager alongside her brother, E. Lynn McLarty DDS. She was a huge FSU fan and a member of Seminole Boosters and Extra Point Club. Her love of sports also shined through her support of her son and grandsons in anything they did. Judy had a joy for life, loved the beach, and greatly enjoyed being with her friends and family. She never met a stranger, was friendly to everybody, and never forgot a soul she encountered.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Paul McLarty, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, James F. “Jim” Ayers; sons, Jason Poppell and Jon Ayers; daughters, Kim Whitten and Amy Hanstein; brother, E. Lynn McLarty; sisters-in-law, Miriam G. McLarty and Carolyn McLarty; seven grandchildren; and 1 great-granddaughter.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Calvary Chapel (8614 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL) with a visitation for family and friends beginning at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice. The family also welcomes all to wear casual or work attire to the service.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Brooke (McAuley) Conlan

May 16, 2019

Dr. Mac and Family-
I'm so sorry to hear about Mrs. Judy. I don't have a single memory from your office that doesn't have her in it. Her laugh and smile were so contagious. She truly had a heart of gold. I'm so blessed that my own daughter has been able to experience your amazing office and she loves seeing Mrs. Judy and couldn't leave without giving her a hug and without getting a balloon from her. She always loved how Mrs. Judy would draw on the balloon for her. She is going to be missed beyond measure. She will always hold a special place in our hearts! Thinking about you all and praying for you guys.
-Brooke (McAuley), Ryan and Presley (5) Conlan

Erin and John Sologaistoa/Reedy

May 15, 2019

We’ll miss your smile and warm “Hellos.” Rest in Peace Judy

Pete Whiddon

May 14, 2019

Lynn and family, I was surprised and saddened to learn of Judy’s passing. I had lost contact with her over the years but have always had fond memories of my school mate. There is an extra measure of sadness when the person is someone you have known since the first grade. I will keep you and your families in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care,

Pete Whiddon.

Lenore Antunes

May 13, 2019

Judy and I met in 1979 in Parents Without Partners and created many fond memories with our kids. It was there we bonded with 3 other friends and maintained our close friendships over the years, meeting for each others birthdays and Christmas; sharing ups and downs, good times and bad. With the loss of our dear friend Judy, sadly there are two of us left ro continue her legacy. To Jim, Jason, Lynn and your families my sincere condolences. RIP my dear old friend.

Jeffrey Posner

May 13, 2019

Judy was always so welcoming and supportive of me and my friendship with Alan and Amy. She was a wonderful person who loved to hear about our adventures together, she will be greatly missed!

Gerald Wester

May 10, 2019

I feel fortunate to have shared my school days from 1st to 12th with Judy. Nice thing about growing up in a small town is the special life time bond with class mates. Judy was our leader who we all respected. May she Rest In Peace. Gerald

Faye Blanton

May 10, 2019

To Lynn and the McLarty family, I am so sorry for your loss. Judy was always a bright light and she greeted everyone with enthusiasm. My prayers and heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

Gail Wilson Warden

May 10, 2019

Lynn and family, so sorry to hear about Judy's passing. She was such a loving and compassionate person and was just a joy to be around. Remember her cheerleading at Chattahoochee. Everybody knew everybody and looked out for one another. I know that there had already been a glorious reunion in heaven. God Bless all of you.

Deborah Poppell

May 9, 2019

We are sad to hear of the passing of Judy. We have fond memories of her outgoing personality and love of friends and family. Much love to her family during this difficult time.
Al and Deborah Poppell

Robert Hayes

May 9, 2019

Jane and I are very sad to hear that Judy has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers will be with her family not only today but also in the days to come.

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