Charles F. Ayers

July 21, 1949 - May 31, 2020
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Charles "Charlie" Franklin Ayers, 70, husband of Mary Ann Ayers went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 31, 2020. He was born and raised in Greenville, SC, the son of the late Charles Franklin Ayers Sr. and Bonnie Faye Brown. Charlie was a graduate of Furman University and owner ofContinue Reading

Kim Thackston Luequi left a message on June 24, 2020:
I just wanted to let my two cousins know. That he was very proud of them. He always called them his girls. He smiled when he said that and he always bragged on them. Jessica was the baby.of the two girls. I used to baby sit her when Mary Ann & Charlie had a date night. I loved feeding her in her high chair. She was always laughing like her father. I really enjoyed going to there first house and spending the night. They always made me feel special.My home away from home. I can still picture Jessica in her diaper. I had to say that to make them laugh. But it's true. I use to hear people call me Charles alot. But he will always be Uncle Charlie to me.Precious memories it makes me think of the Alan Jackson song. My prayers are with Aunt Mary Ann, and also for both of My Cousins Jessica & Melissa. God will give you the strength, peace & Love to get you through this very difficult time. Love you all. Kimbo
Kim Thackston Luequi left a message on June 23, 2020:
My Uncle Charlie was always a person that I could ask to help me and he would find away.We shared alot of great memories when I was a child. I went on alot of vacations with them to Maggie Valley. We went swimming, bike riding and shared alot of laughs together with Melissa & Mary ann also. They've always treated me like a daughter as well. I loved playing the game Sorry with them. I would tell him Sorry Charlie when I had to send him back. He use to go in his garden and get us a fresh watermelon to eat on a hot summer day. He would play outside sports games with us. When I knew he was tired from his daily work. I was a single parent with my son Andrew & he gave us a Television and also pressure washing my porch so I could paint it. I think when we had family Holidays those we're my favorite when he laughed. Just sitting around the table talking about the good old days. I learned that life is precious. We should enjoy every day. He was the only one that called me Kimbo. I can hear him laughing in Heaven now. We will see you again. He also taught me how to drive a stick shift car. I told him he might need to go see a Chiropractor afterwards. We will miss you here. No one can ever take our Memories away. Love you. Kimberly Thackston Luequi 
Scott Thackston left a message on June 22, 2020:
Uncle Charlie was not only the best uncle a nephew could ever wish for, but so much more to me as a child to manhood developing me in what I am today. Uncle Charlie was a wonderful role model in every aspect teaching me the love of great music, the wonders of the outdoors, having fun with adventure no matter how silly or serious life was around us. Charlie was the one who taught me to drive and handle a straight drive sports car in one day…I was driving home in my ride that evening. So many life lessons I have learned from him, plus countless milestone achievements along the way like how to knot a suit tie, the art of a great story teller to how to hitch-hike (Ha-Ha) or simply hike on nature trails.
His legacy lives on in my thoughts, values and most importantly peace of mind...for I know Charlie is in Heaven with our Savior Jesus Christ worshiping the Father in all his Glory and one day we will all be reunited again. I can't wait to hear that story Uncle Charlie!

I miss you and thanks for being the best uncle ever!
Your very thankful Nephew,
Emma Carver left a message on June 7, 2020:
Mary Ann , Melissa, Kent, Jessica and Jon, it is with great sorrow that I say how very sorry I am for your loss. I truly enjoyed knowing Charlie while cutting his hair we laughed with stories of our years growing up in Greenville! I will truly miss him and will pray that your loss will be filled with the love that only comes from Jesus.
Jan and family left a message on June 6, 2020:
Charles was the best brother any sister could ask for. My heart goes out to Maryann  Melissa and Jessica. 
All my love always !
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Terry and Julia Simms left a message on June 5, 2020:
Our prayers are with you Mary Ann and the two wonderful ladies that you and Charlie raised. Terry and I are heartbroken and will miss Charlie until we see him again. He will always be cherished hearts️
Billie and B. L. Coleman left a message on June 4, 2020:
We are heartbroken but at the same time rejoice knowing Charlie is home with Jesus.  He was always texting or calling to "check up" on B. L. His gentle manner and loving concern will be missed greatly.
Lynn and Chrissy Chandler left a message on June 4, 2020:
Prayers are with you Mary Ann, Melissa and Jessica.  Charles embraced us with acceptance, love and concern as family and that will always be cherished in our hearts. We love you all!
Margaret Ligon left a message on June 3, 2020:
The kindest, sweetest, most amazing Uncle anyone could ask for. I adore my Uncle Charles and will miss his calming voice, kind eyes and unwavering love for his family. My heart goes to Mary Ann, Melissa and Jessica. I pray for your peace. I love you all
Debbie Knight Allen left a message on June 2, 2020:
Mary Ann and Family,
   I'am so sorry for your loss of Charles,you are on my heart and in my prayers, I know and share your pain.
                          Love and Prayers,
                          Debbie Knight Allen
Ed and Barbara Widener left a message on June 2, 2020:
Charlie was a trusted friend, a brother in Christ, a gentleman, and a gentle man. We love him, and our hearts are broken.
It is difficult to express how much he enriched our lives, and we are forever grateful to God for allowing us to be "family".
His life was a quiet witness that spoke volumes, so there is no doubt about his new residence.
We will continue to offer love and prayer support for "his girls": Mary Ann, Melissa, and Jessica.
Blessings in Christ,
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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