The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 29, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pat Roger Ayers Jr.

ALDERSON — Pat Roger Ayers Jr., age 57, of Alderson, formerly of Fort Washington Forest, Md., passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C., following a long illness.

Born August 5, 1955 in Ronceverte, W.Va., he was the son of Pat Rodgers Ayers of Alderson, and the late Bettie J. Vint Ayers.

Mr. Ayers was employed as a welder at JENFAB in Low Moor, Va. Prior to his employment with JENFAB, he was employed for 17 years at the David Taylor Institute of Technology Naval Surface Warfare Center in Indian Head, Md., where he was the head of the welding, fabricating and sheet metal shop. He had also worked as a high voltage electrician at Rockingham Construction in Washington, D.C.

Survivors include his wife, Teresa Baker Ayers of Alderson; a daughter, Kyla Ayers of Alderson; his father, Pat Rodgers Ayers and his companion, Wanda Blagg of Alderson; two aunts, Rosa Kast and her companion, Frank Bailey, of Alderson, and Deloris Fentress of Accokeek, Md.; four uncles, John Ayers and his companion, Debbie Craft, of Alderson, Sherman Ayers and his wife, Carol Ayers, of Alderson, Gary Ayers and his companion, Linda Ayers, of Dublin, Va., and Steve Ayers and his wife, Jennifer Ayers, of Meadow Bridge, W.Va.; his father and mother-in-law, Jack and Denise Baker of Alderson; and many cousins.

Mr. Ayers was a 1973 graduate of Potomac High School in Prince George County, Md.  He attended Prince George Community College for two years and attended the Hobart School of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio. Mr. Ayers was a member of the Griffith Creek Baptist Church, Alderson, and was a member of the Saint Columba Masonic Lodge No. 150 AF & AM in La Plata, Md. He taught new members to be Masons and was initiated as Entered Apprentice on December 22, 1992, passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft on April 6, 1993, and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on June 15, 1993.   

Funeral services will be Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Gary Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Fletcher Addition of the Alderson Cemetery, Alderson.

Friends may call Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

Serving as pallbearers and conducting Masonic graveside rites will be the members of the Alderson Masonic Lodge No. 70 AF & AM, Alderson, W.Va.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Ayers, Camran Ayers, Clay Ayers, Sherman Ayers, Gary Ayers, Steve Ayers, Logan Ayers, Tim “Bubby” Gwinn, and Bo Baker.  

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

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