Margaret Isabell Ayers, 94, died Feb. 21


Margaret Isabell Ayers, 94, formerly of Carrington Nursing Home, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the home of her daughter Bessie Kirby in Forest.

Margaret was born in Rockbridge County Dec. 24, 1923, the daughter of the late John Layfette Bennington and Sissie Virginia Hostetter Bennington.  Margaret was a retired employee of Boonsboro Country Club after 20-plus years of service.

Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lackey Robert Ayers; one son, Robert Lee Ayers; and two daughters, Mary Jane Ayers and Virginia May Ayers.

Margaret is survived by four sons, Tommy Ayers and wife Billie, Junior Ayers, Bobby Ayers and fiancée Brittany Coleman, all of Big Island, and Donnie Ayers of Glasgow; four daughters, Margaret Thompson of Lexington, Bessie Kirby of Forest, Ann Sage and husband Kenneth of Brookneal, and Sue Burke and husband Ralph of Roanoke; two brothers, Rufus Bennington and Charles Bennington, both of Lexington; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Harrison Funeral Chapel with Rev.  Lucy Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Rapps Mill Cemetery.  Family will receive friends for one hour before the service.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.