Joann Bottomley Ayers, 89, of New London, N.C., passed away Oct. 28, 2022. She was born in Galax, Va., on January 23, 1933, to Fred and Willie Rose Bowman Bottomley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ayers.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Steve Fayne of New London, N.C.; a grandson; three great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Wannie and Virgil Donithan; Maggie Bottomley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Emma Weatherman; Johnny and Sandy Weatherman, all of Galax, Va.; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Nov. 1, 2022, at the Mt. Pisgah Church of Christ with Marvin Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Leonard Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is serving the family.