Roslyn Bowman Ayers Carlyle
Roslyn Bowman Ayers Carlyle, 84, of Buford died Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Morningside Assisted Living in Gainesville, GA, where she had resided since December 2009. A native of Gwinnett County, she graduated from Buford Schools in 1945, attended GSCW in Milledgeville and UGA. She married Sterling Ayers in 1948 and resided in Cedartown until Sterling's death in 1963. She and their son, David, returned to Buford where she cared for her aging parents and worked at Buford Medical Clinic as an insurance clerk. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Buford, Stonehedge Garden Club, and several bridge clubs. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sterling Paul Ayers; parents, Dr. Howard K and Mamie Bowman; brother, Howard K Bowman, Jr. of Birmingham; son, David Howard Ayers of Flowery Branch; and second husband, Julian Warner Carlyle of Buford. Survivors include daughter-in-law, Linda H. Ayers of Flowery Branch; sister-in-law, Sarah C. Bowman of Birmingham; niece and nephew, Ann Bowman and Dr. Howard K Bowman, III, both of Birmingham; cousins, David and Craig Bowman of Loganville, Jane and Bill Smith of Macon, Alida Still of Lawrenceville, Matt Crane of Winder, Shirley Chessley of Monroe, Shirley Crenshaw of Auburn, and John and Lucy Hutchins of Buford. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home. The Rev. Sondra Jones, First United Methodist Church of Buford, will officiate, and interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Buford, the American Diabetes Association, or your charity of choice. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.