Thelma Franklin Ayers
Thelma Franklin Ayers, 82, of Lamar, died Feb. 20, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of Hebron MB Church in Michigan City where he served on the deacon board, and he was a former member of Masonic Lodge #68. He was a retired laborer at Holly Springs Brick & Tile.
Services were held at 12 noon on Feb. 23, at Hebron MB Church. Rev. Andre' Williams officiated. Burial was in the Hebron Church cemetery in Lamar. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Maggie Lean Mason Ayers; four daughters, Brenda Tucker of Holly Springs, Sarah Mbodj of Memphis, Angela Gorman Clayton of Holly Springs, Markeshia Ayers of Lamar; two sons, Gregory Ayers of Memphis, Gary Ayers of Lamar; three sisters, Velma Thompson and Lucy Mae Thompson of Holly Springs, Gracie Beard of Chicago, Ill.; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Grant Ayers; two sisters, Lestine Howell and Maude Lee Wesley; and five brothers, Curtis Ayers, A.Y. Ayers, Lonnell Ayers, Thomas Ayers, and Lester B. Ayers.