Charles Edward Ayers (MARTINEZ, GA)

MARTINEZ, GA - Mr. Charles Edward Ayers, 69, husband of Lynn Brett Ayers, entered into rest Saturday, May 7, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Grove First Baptist Church, Grovetown, GA, with the Rev. Frank Thigpen officiating. Interment will be held at 2:00PM at the Moxley Community Cemetery, Moxley, GA with Masonic Rites and military honors. Mr. Ayers was a native of Marion, NC and a resident of Martinez. He was an army veteran, member of the Grove First Baptist Church, member and past Master of the Grovetown Masonic Lodge #730 and Scottish Rite. Mr. Ayers was a retiree of Columbia Nitrogen as a Chemical Operator. Additional survivors include two sisters, Sue (Mickey) Fox, Marion, NC and Patsy (Ted) Rollins of Forest City, NC; two step-brothers David (Pat) Owens of PA and Joe Owens of TN; two step-sisters, Kay (Guy) Whitener, Forest City, NC and Sherry (Steve) Owens of TN. Mr. Ayers was preceded in death by his parents Rotha B. Ayers and Theakla P. Ayers and step-mother, Swannie Ayers. If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA 30909 or Odyssey Hospice, 3508 Professional Circle, Augusta, GA 30907. Pallbearers will be Phillip Henson, Stephen Brett, Darrell Rollins, Jack Henson, Steve Brett, Mickey Fox, Ted Rollins and Joe Burroughs. Visitation will be Monday evening from 7 to 9PM at Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. Please visit to sign online guestbook. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-May 8, 2011