Anderson - George Everett Ayer, 76, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Allendale County, he was the son of the late Gilmore Sims and Mamie Sue Cope Ayer. Mr. Ayer served in the U.S. National Guard, was a 1958 graduate of Clemson University and received a Master’s Degree from Western Carolina University. He was a retired educator in School District #5, having taught at McCants and T.L. Hanna for 38 years. He also taught in the Adult Education Program. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Fairfax and attended Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson.
Survivors include his wife, Emily Freeman Ayer of the home; two sons, Alan Ayer and Gregory Brian Ayer; grandson, Dalton Everette Ayer, all of Anderson; one sister, Dolores Ayer Bell of Iva; and a brother, Kenneth Ayer of Fairfax.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Dr. Johnny F. McKinney. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of Alan Ayer, 2401 Old Stone Drive, Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621; Boulevard Baptist Church, 700 Boulevard, Anderson, SC 29621; or Anderson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2262, Anderson, SC 29622.