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Sally Kay Ayres died Jan. 29, 2018 at Oak Ridge Nursing Home. Sally, and identical twin Susan, daughters of George and Madge Wentzell, were born Jan. 9, 1937 in Bay City, Michigan. Her parents, son Ray Ayres and daughter Alisa McCoy preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband Jim, son Gary Ayres of Chipley, Florida, daughter Connie Martin of Washburn Missouri, daughter Debra Johnson of Gulfport, Mississippi and sister Susan Wilburn of Ashville, North Carolina.

Sally received a B.S. in nursing from Florida State University. The latter 25 years of her nursing career were spent at Oak Ridge Nursing Home. Sally found this to be a very rewarding professional experience, which she often described as some of the best years of her life. She, and the staff, had a mutual affection.

Sally was a competent professional. Also, she was devoted to her many interests, which included her love of plants and animals. Sally felt privileged to be an active member of the Silver Kickers. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on May 22, 1976.

In Summation: Sally Kay Ayres was a healer, teacher, artist and cultivator.

The Ayres, and Wilburn, families wish to thank the Oak Ridge Nursing Home staff for all their love and kindness. The families wish to thank the local Spanish congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for their brotherly love.

The memorial for Sally Kay Ayres is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The address is 1335 Strong Highway, El Dorado, Arkansas.

Brother Thomas Ward will be officiating.

The family has requested no flowers, or gifts, please.

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