STATESVILLE Cola "Jimmy" Ayers, 54, of Statesville, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at his residence. He was born Thursday, Sept. 30, 1965, in Henry County, Va., to the late Cloyd Jack Ayers and Mary Elizabeth Byrd Ayers. Jimmy was a member of Yadkin Baptist Church in Statesville. In addition to his parents Jimmy was preceded in death by two brothers, Benny and Jerry Ayers. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Laura Estes Ayers of the home; one son, Chris Ayers (Colette) of Statesville; two daughters, Tabatha Ayers of Statesville, Zoey Estes of the home; two brothers, Tony Hilton (Sue) of Virginia, Allen Ayers of Statesville; four sisters, Tammy Blevins (Phillip), Mary Settlemyre (Jerry), Carolyn Justus, all of Statesville, and Gail Hudler (Kerri) of Virginia; and two grandchildren, Chloe Ayers and Landon Gemes. The family will hold a private memorial service at later date. Chapman Funeral home of Stony Point is serving the family.