JoAnn Ayers Bradley, 78, of Cherokee died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in a Jackson County Hospital. Born December 31, 1934, she was the daughter of the late John and Minda Ayers. JoAnn and her husband of 60 years were business owners in Cherokee until they retired in 2000.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Ayers.
She is survived by her husband, David Bradley; two daughters, Doris B. Greene (Roy) of Waynesville and her children, Anna and Travis Hipps of Chapel Hill and Garrett Greene of Asheville; Donna Bradley (Rick Bunio) of Whittier and her sons, Matthew Bradley of Connecticut and Ryan Bradley of Cherokee; and several nieces and nephews; two brothers, David Ayers of Homer GA, Boyd Ayers and wife Gwyn of Bryson City; and one sister, Louise Hurley and husband Robert of Bryson City.
Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City. Rev. Merritt Youngdeer will officiate with burial in the Birdtown Cemetery in Cherokee.
The family will receive friends from 6-8p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the funeral home.