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Ruth Laverne Frazier Ayers

Ruth Laverne Frazier Ayers, age 74, of Draper, Va. passed away Monday, March 30, 2009. She was born March 30, 1935 in Carroll County, daughter of the late Earnest and Mamie Austin Frazier. She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Eugene Ayers; two sisters Betty Wagner and Louise Falwell; four brothers Vernon, Dallas, Douglas and Joe Howard Frazier. Ruth was a lifelong member of the Church of God of Prophecy. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Rev. Oscar "Sonny" Ayers of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Barry and Pat Ayers of Wytheville, Va.; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Jeff Booth of Pulaski, Va., five grandchildren and spouses, Brandon and Mandee Ayers, Terry and Measie Ryan, Jeremy and Meridith Ayers, Anthony Ryan, Brian Ryan; seven great grandchildren Abby, Korah, Emily, Jacob, Brayden, Bryson and Zoe; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Nancy Frazier of Martinsville, Va., Rev. Cecil and Sue Frazier; Rev. Lonnie and Jennette Frazier all of Austinville, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Frazier and Rev. Lonnie Frazier officiating. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va. is in charge of arrangements.