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William Leonard Ayers

September 19, 1930 ~ January 22, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

William Ayers Obituary

William “Leonard” Ayers, age 92, of Burnsville, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. A native of Yancey County, he was the son of the late Oscar and Pansy Ayers. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, the love of his life, Mary Lou Ayers, and also by several brothers and sisters.

Leonard had served proudly in the Navy and then later, worked for the USDA Farm Service Agency and as a Crop Insurance Claims Adjuster, all while being a farmer himself. He loved caring for his cattle and growing burley tobacco.

A special thank you is expressed to his very dear friends, Travis Whitson and Polly Young, for all they have done to help and care for Leonard.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 2 o’clock in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home in Burnsville. Pastor Mike Freeman will officiate.

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Ayers family.

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Funeral Service
January 25, 2023

2:00 PM
Chapel of Holcombe Brothers


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