Thomas Dudley Ayers III

Thomas “Tom” Dudley Ayers III, 79, of Wilkesboro, passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at his home.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 7, 2021, at Mountlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Kevin Brown officiating.

Tom was born on Oct. 15, 1941, in Hamblen County, Tenn., to Thomas Dudley Ayers Jr. and June Sawyer Ayers.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Judith Mooney Ayers.

He is survived by one daughter, Stacie Lilley and husband, James, of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; one son, Thomas Dudley Ayers IV and wife, Melissa, of Advance; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Lilley, Emily Ayers, Kayla Ayers and Maya Ayers and a very special friend, Nellie Rash of Wilkesboro.

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