Ann Garrett Ayers, 73, of Pisgah Forest, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of Transylvania County, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Anne West Garrett.
A graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, she began her nursing career in Atlanta at Grady Hospital. In later years she would also work as a nursing instructor before becoming the Director of Park of Brevard, now known as Cedar Mountain House.
Ann also loved crafts, particular art where she studied and became certified as a Donna Dewberry painting instructor. She and her husband, Kenneth, created and sold a number of different pieces of her artistry. She also enjoyed nature, particularly hummingbirds, but the great love and passion of her life was her family.
Ann’s loving survivors include her husband, Kenneth Ayers; her children: Julie Fail of Millen, GA, West Clark (Bamby) of Millen, GA and Flint Clark, of Millen, GA; grandchildren: Hunter Clark, Whitley Clark, Garrett Clark, Dakota Clark, Camry Meeks, Dylan Meeks, Cane Fail, Annarae Clark and Lace Clark; great-granddaughter Kambree Ann Powell; brothers Jimmy Garrett (Toni) of Brevard, NC and Ed Garrett of Gatlinburg, TN.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest with Rev. Shannon Owen officiating.
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