The Newnan Times-Herald


Rev. Roland Jordan Ayers

  • By Melanie Ruberti
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  • Sep. 15, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Rev. Roland Jordan Ayers, 89, of Grantville, passed away on Sept. 14, 2018, at his residence. Rev. Ayers was born on Aug. 13, 1929, in Jasper, Ala., to John M. Ayers and Mattie Brice Ayers.  In addition to being a minister of the gospel, he retired from the city of College Park.

His parents preceded him in death as well as one son, Donald L. Ayers; siblings, Hobert Ayers, Christine Shelnutt, Roy M. Ayers and Jerry Ayers.

Survivors include his wife of more than 66 years, Frances Jeanette West Ayers; children, Edward Roland Ayers (Donna Jean), Ronald Lee Ayers (Pat) and Wanda Sue Evans; siblings, Morine Calhoun, Edie Wilson and James A. Ayers (Shirley); six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews extended family and friends.  

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Higgins Hillcrest funeral home in Newnan. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at 1 p.m. inside the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.  

Online condolences may be sent to the family at  

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan. 770-253-4723.