Mr. David H. Ayers, age 52, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2007. He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Sterling Ayers in 1963 and his grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. H. K. (Mamie) Bowman and Mr. and Mrs. David (Lula) Ayers. He is survived by his: Wife of 19 years: Mrs. Linda Hecht Ayers, Flowery Branch, GA; Mother and Step Father: Roslyn Bowman Carlyle and husband, Julian Warner Carlyle, Buford, GA; Step Sisters: Connie and Eddie Headrick, Gainesville, GA, Hanna and Dale Jones, Flowery Branch, GA; Step Brother: Lanny and Jody Carlyle, Sugar Hill, GA; Brother-in-Law: A. L. Hecht, Gray, GA; Niece: Melinda Short, McDonough, GA; Nephews: Patrick Hecht, Macon, GA, Trey Hecht, Macon, GA. Mr. Ayers was born December 19, 1954 in Gwinnett County, GA. He graduated from Buford High School in 1972 and received a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia. He was employed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and ATSDR for the past 31 years. He currently held the position of Deputy Director, Division of Toxicology, ATSDR. He was of the Methodist Faith. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Gilliland officiating. Interment will be in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131 or www.diabetes.org/donations in memory of David Ayers. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.