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Memorial Service

Bell Run Union Church
Saturday September 22nd, 2018

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Larry A. Ayers

Larry A. Ayers         “beloved father, grandfather, and brother”

ROULETTE, Pa.---Larry A. Ayers, 61, of Roulette, formerly of Coudersport, passed away in his home on Friday, September 14, 2018, after a short illness.

Born on March 30, 1957 in Coudersport, he was a son of Randall B. and Iva I. Knowlton Ayers.  On July 6, 1985 in Shinglehouse, he married Dorrie A. Bhe, who passed away on October 29, 2007.

He graduated from Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1976, in Shinglehouse.  Larry enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves, serving from 1977 to 1980.  From 1980 until 1983, he served active duty.  He was employed for 36 years by Morgan AM (formerly Pure Carbon) in Coudersport, retiring on May 24, 2018 due to ill health.

Larry was an avid hunter. He loved playing golf and riding his motorcycle. He served as a coach for the Potter County Special Olympics.

Surviving are a son, Walter D. “Fred” (Roxanne) Miles, Jr. of Roulette; a daughter, Michele L. (Adelbert) Thompson of Port Allegany; two granddaughters, Natasha M. (Jeffrey) Birath of Port Allegany and Brittany M. (Travis Clark) Leyva of Milesburg; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty L. Nolan of Shinglehouse, Shirley A. (Clayton) Watson of Bradenton, Florida, and Delores M. (Michael) Broscious of Shinglehouse; four brothers, William B. (Paula) Ayers of Bolivar, N.Y., James F. Ayers of Shinglehouse, Raymond D. (Terry) Ayers of Summit, N.Y., and Gary W. (Laura) Ayers of Grand Haven, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Larry was predeceased by four brothers, Gene E. Ayers, Ronald J. Ayers, Charles L. Ayers, and Leland C. “Bacon” Ayers.

Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Bell Run Union Church, Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Chad Shaffer, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Ayers Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to Potter County Special Olympics, PO Box 255, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Larry’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Larry, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com



I have fond memories of Larrys great laugh and attitude. May our Lord grant you peace and comfort as only He can. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Diane Gilroy Sep 18 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Ayers

Alfred j bishop Sep 17 2018 12:00 AM

Another sad loss for the Ayers clan. I'll remember Larry laughing and being gregarious and fun. Sorry we can't be there in person Saturday to celebrate his life with the family but we will be thinking of you all. Love, Allison and Morgan Ayers

Allison and Morgan Ayers Sep 16 2018 12:00 AM

Uncle Larry I will definitely miss your contiguous laugh, I will forever miss you! Our family is being destroyed by Cancer and it's a terrible thing.
Well at least you're there in heaven with mom and dad, grandpa and grandma, and your brother's.... God bless you and I love and miss you!

Andy Ayers Sep 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Ayers

Andy Ayers Sep 15 2018 12:00 AM