Laura Eaton Blalock Ayers, 55, of Harriman

Laura Eaton Blalock Ayers, 55, of Harriman, Tenn., passed away at her home on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  She was a devoted wife of 25 years and blessed with two children.  She loved and was loved by her family and many friends.  She enjoyed reading, travel, art, crafts, Doctor Who, and outdoors activities.  
She had a great love of God and was an active member of Second Baptist Church of Clinton.
Laura is survived by her husband, James Boyd Ayers; children, Scarlett Ayers and Jackson Ayers; mother Shirley (Lee) Parker Patterson; stepmother, Brenda Blalock; stepsister, Leigh Ann Fox; and step brothers, Brent and Michael Patterson, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her father, Randal Blalock; and stepfather, Harrell (Pat) Patterson. 
The family will receive friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton, Tenn., on Friday, February 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.   A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m., with Rev. Mike Thompson officiating.
For the burial service, family and friends will meet at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Bethel Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, Tenn., on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church of Clinton, The American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.  Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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