77 year old Charles Brigham Ayers of Dowelltown died Thursday night at his residence. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was also retired from the DeKalb County School System. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Ayers was preceded in death by his parents, John and Callie Moore Ayers; a daughter, Cathy Darlene Ayers; a brother, Edward Ayers; and a nephew, Gary Wayne Cripps. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy and husband Carl Tyler of Smithville and Tina and husband David Pedigo of Dowelltown. Three grandchildren, Dustin Pedigo of Dowelltown, Amber and husband Tony Prater and Jacob Tyler both of Smithville. Special great granddaughter, Cali Rose Prater of Smithville. A sister and brother, Ms. Willie Jim Cripps and Joe Ayers both of Dowelltown. Two nephews, Dwight Cripps of Dowelltown and Jerald and wife Lisa Cripps of Liberty. Long time special friends, whom he considered part of his family, Joann Pitman, Angie Meadows, Brandon Rackley, and Stephanie Rackley. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.