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DOUGLAS M. AYRES   1904 - 1981
OPAL IRENE AYRES   1909 - 1985

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DOUGLAS M. AYERS

Services for Douglas Moore Ayers of 1615 S. Crockett St., 77-year-old retired livestock dealer who died Monday at a Sherman hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Waldo Funeral Home.

Steve Smith of Travis Street Church of Christ will officiate, with burial in Van Alstyne Cemetery.
Mr. Ayers was born in Van Alstyne, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ayers, and married Opal Keller Douglas on Aug. 21, 1948, in Denison.
He was a livestock dealer and trader in the Sherman area for many years and a member of the Travis Street Church of Christ.
Surviving are his wife, of Sherman; daughter Charleen Gay of Sherman; brother Walter Ayers of Van Alstyne; sister, Mrs. Lillie Jackson of Paris; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and other times at the family residence, 1615 S. Crockett.
Memorials may be made to Boles Home in Quinlan. 

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Mrs. OPAL AYERS

Services for Mrs. Opal Irene Ayers of 1516 S. Crockett St., 76-year-old retired Burlington Industries employee who died Monday at a Sherman hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Waldo Funeral Chapel.
Joe Ed Furr of Travis St. Church of Christ will officiate and burial will be in Van Alstyne Cemetery.
Mrs. Ayers was born in Lone Oak, a daughter of William Harvey and Myra Hart Keller and married Douglas M. Ayers on Aug. 21, 1948, in Denison.
She was employed by Burlington industries for 30 years and was an inspector at the time of her retirement in 1975.  She was a member of the SNAP program and Travis St. Church of Christ.
Surviving are her stepdaughter, Carleene Gay of Sherman; brother, E.S. Keller of Tom Bean; sisters, Myra Hedrick of Sherman, Jewel Judkins of Pampa and Pat Turley of Garland; half brothers, Robert Keller and Billy Keller, both of Houston; half sister, Alyne Waits of Elmwood, N.M.; and six step-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and other times at the E.S. Keller residence in Tom Bean.

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