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Mrs. Vasta L. Ayers Rousey

HARLEM, Ga. - Mrs. Vasta L. Ayers Rousey, 72, entered into rest Sunday, November 16, 2008, at her residence, wife of the late Chester Rousey.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 18, at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Sutphin and Oscar Whiteside officiating. Interment was in the Harlem Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Rousey was a native of Franklin County, Ga., and lived in Harlem most her life. She was a member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and a homemaker, member of the Ladies Auxiliary and The Very Special People Club of Harlem. She also served on the Oliver Hardy Festival Committee.

Survivors include three daughters, Lynne ( Michael) McTier, Dearing, Jean (Eddie) Dove, Harlem, and Anne (Jimmy) Glasscock of Harlem; one sister, Imogene (Harold) Stapp of High Springs, Fla.; two brothers, Herbert (Margaret) Ayers, Mauldin, S.C. and Darby Ayers, Carnesville, Ga. Additional survivors include, seven grandchildren, Joshua (Francesca) Davis, Amanda (Bobby) Cash, Angela Glasscock, Tommy (Megan) Glasscock, Jamie Glasscock, Dillon McTier and Sandi (Peters) Calamas; six great grandchildren, special family members, Annie (Louis) Shaw, Sue (Gerald) Stanley, Dean (Cindy) Rousey and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Dillon McTier, Joshua Davis, Jamie Glasscock, Tommy Glasscock, Michael Shaw, Jimmy Glasscock.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the Harlem Relay of Life, Augusta Office, 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta, GA 30909 or the Mt Tabor Baptist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 1346 Harlem, GA 30814.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008

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