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Sidney Ayer

October 29, 1922 ~ April 2, 2020 (age 97)

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James Sidney Ayer, Bamberg, SC

Mr. Sidney Ayer, 97, of Bamberg, SC, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his daughter’s house in Charlotte, NC.

Graveside services will be held Monday, April 6, 11:00 AM at Bamberg County Memory Gardens.

Born in Ehrhardt, SC on October 29, 1922 to the late Lewis and Wilma Ayer. 

He served as a combat engineer in World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient.            

Sidney retired as an electrician from Savannah River Plant and later retired from his own air conditioning and refrigeration business.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed vegetable gardening well into his 80’s. He loved Bamberg and First Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and a Deacon.

Sidney is survived by two daughters June Newton of Charlotte, NC and Patti and Alex Florence of Stapleton, GA. He was predeceased by his wife Betty Bishop Ayer.

Memorials may be made to Bamberg First Baptist Church PO Box 355 Bamberg, SC 29003.

Cooner Funeral Home, LLC, ( 287 McGee Street Bamberg, SC 29003 is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Graveside Service
April 6, 2020

11:00 AM
Bamberg County Memory Gardens
14836 Heritage Hwy
Bamberg, SC 29003

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