Gwyndolyn Cline Ayers, 88, of Bryson City, passed away peacefully at Cherokee Indian Hospital on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. A native of Swain County and an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, she was the daughter of the late Luzene and Fred Cline.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Boyd Ayers.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicky Jenkins and husband Richard of Cherokee; grandson, John Ayers and wife Nikki of Cherokee; granddaughter, Nashley Jenkins of Cherokee; great grandchildren, Novalee and Harold Ayers; sister, Melba Haigler and husband Larry of Cherokee; and brother, Marcel Cline and wife Barbara of Cherokee; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8pm Thursday, Oct. 11 at Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City. The funeral will begin at 10am Friday, Oct. 12 at Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City. Burial will immediately follow at the Birdtown Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her nieces, Nita Roy and Sonja McCoy, for spending many days and overnights with her during her stay in the hospital.
Pallbearers will be Charles Lawson, Stan Robertson, Trent Winchester, Heath Robertson, Jacob Reed, and Colt Carroll. The Reverend J. Gilbert will officiate the funeral services.