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Oscar Ayers Jr., 83, N. Augusta, S.C.

Oscar Ayers Jr., 83, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 14, 2014 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. He was a life-long resident of Brown County before leaving in 2010 to spend some time with his daughters in North Augusta, S.C.

Oscar was born May 1, 1930, in Brown County, to the late Arnold and Mertie (Skinner) Ayers. He was a 1948 graduate of Van Buren High School and went on to serve as a sergeant with the United States Army during the Korean War. After the war, Oscar continued to serve his county as a member of the Indiana National Guard and as a civil service worker at Camp Atterbury for more than 25 years, retiring in 1979. After retirement, Oscar became an avid collector and seller of antiques.

He is survived by his children, Eva (Steve) Wolford of North Augusta, S.C., Cheryl (Tom) Hendrickson of Helmsburg, Teresa Ayers of Statesville, N.C., Becky (Gene) Fallaw of North Augusta, S.C. and Byron (Shannon) Ayers of Brown County; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Oscar was preceded in death by his siblings, Burnell and Don Ayers and Ann Pruitt.

Oscar attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints both in Indiana and South Carolina and was a 50-year member of the Nashville Masonic Lodge #135. Other memberships included the Edinburgh American Legion Post 233 and Brown County Bucks & Does Square Dance Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and caring for his small animals, especially his dogs. Oscar also enjoyed oil painting and was a fan of blue grass music and looked forward to the Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Festival in Bean Blossom every year.

The Rev. Harold Summers will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown.  Friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the funeral home. The Nashville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan 17 at the funeral home.  Bishop Matthew Semadeni will conduct a Committal Service following the funeral service Saturday, Jan. 18 at  Mt. Zion Cemetery in Nashville with military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Oscar to the Brown County Humane Society, P.O. Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448.

Expression of caring and kindness can be made to the Ayers family at meredith-clark.com.

  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.