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Charles W. “Bill” Ayres


Charles W. “Bill” Ayres, 90, of Flora passed away February 16, 2018 at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. He was born December 20th, 1927 at Bringhurst, IN to Bert and Edith Ayres. Bill graduated from Flora High School in 1947. He was in the Army from 1950 to 1952, all front line duty with two major battles. On January 4, 1953 he married Carolyn Sue Mann. Bill worked on construction for two years in Lafayette. In 1955 they moved east of Flora where he farmed until retirement. He was a member of the Flora Methodist Church. Bill liked to fish, hunt, and mow yards. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Melody Sorrells (Lex) of Lebanon; Joni Pringle (Drew) of Yellow Springs, OH; Scott Ayres (Amy Click) of Flora; and Kirk Ayres (Stefni Forgey) of Flora; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Bill is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Carmen Bordner and Roberta Brim.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 24th from 11:00 – 2:00 at Wheeler Funeral Home, Baker Chapel in Flora with services immediately following. Burial will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery with Pastors Harry Roselle and Larry DeVos officiating. Carroll County Honor Guard will provide Military Rites.


Condolences for the family 06

  • Betty Sanderson and Tami Richardson

    February 19, 2018 11:57 pm ·

    Sue and family,

    So sorry to hear about Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids and their families. Could not have asked for a better neighborhood, Mitch loved having your kids on his bus.

    Betty Sanderson
    Tami Richardson

  • Kim Woodward

    February 20, 2018 10:37 am ·

    I’m sorry for your loss, Bill was a allsome man.

  • Janet Kingen

    February 21, 2018 6:58 pm ·

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time of sorrow. He lived a good long life and I know he will be missed.

    Janet (Eller) Kingen

  • sharon salsbery carr

    February 21, 2018 8:16 pm ·

    My many thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I have so many found memories of Bill since Joni and I were very good friends from high school on. I spent numerous nights with this wonderful family and memories I will always treasure. Melody and I had some wonderful times working together at the same dentist office. Sue and Bill always greeted me with open arms and we all had numerous laughs and a lot of stories. So sorry for the passing of a wonderful and special man. Much love to all the Ayres family. You will never be forgotten.

  • Mark & Irma Cook

    February 23, 2018 10:09 pm ·

    Sue and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time .

    Friends from Cutler
    Rosemary & Bob Dyer
    Bon Sheagley
    Sue Webb
    Irma & Mick Cook

  • Brian Shipman

    February 24, 2018 5:11 am ·

    Our condolences and prayers go out to the Ayers and Pringle families. It’s never easy losing your dad. He is in a better place and will always be with you.
    Deepest condolences,
    Marilyn and Brian Shipman


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