Nell Ayers Jones, age 81, of the Tallulah Community in Robbinsville, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2009 at Murphy Medical Center. A native of Graham County, she was the daughter of the late George Rufus and Florence Ditmore Griggs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Clyde Ayers, her second husband, Bobby Jones, her sons, Paul Ayers and Doyle Ayers, and her brother, C.L. Griggs. She is survived by her sons, James Rufus Ayers, Sr. and his wife Patricia, Ronnie D. Ayers, and Jacky Ayers and his wife Leann, all of Robbinsville, NC; her daughters, Nahala Nichols and her husband Paul of Maryville, TN, Connie Gaddis of Knoxville, TN, Peggy Ann Sherrill, Clyda Kay Ayers, and Peggy Trost and her husband Marty, all of Robbinsville, NC; her sister, Belle Sawyer and her husband Boyd, of Robbinsville, NC; and her daughters-in-law, Willa Mae Ayers of Robbinsville, NC, and Marie Ayers of Maryville, TN. She has 23 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, and numerous friends. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm Sunday, June 27, 2009 at the Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverend Jimmy Millsaps will officiate. Committal services will be held at 11:00 Monday, June 29, 2009 at Lower Yellow Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday at the Chapel, prior to the service. Townson-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.