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Celebrating the life of
Carolyn Diane Sanks Ayres
January 23, 1951 - March 01, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm - Friday, March 09, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 2:00pm - Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Compassion Christian Church - AMC Building
  • Al Henderson Blvd. (Map)
    Savannah, GA 31419

  • Burial
  • 11:00am - Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Westover Memorial Park
  • 2601 Wheeler Road (Map)
    Augusta, Georgia 30904

  • 706 733-3601

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father does, and he will keep raising you up. May he sustain you at this time of such great sorrow. May the wonderful memories you have of Carolyn bring you comfort during this difficult time and the words found at Isaiah 41:10,13 where God says he will help you and sustain you with his right hand of righteousness. Please go to jw.org to answer any questions you have regarding what happens when we die or any bible questions you may have.

S. Love, , Ga.

To the family of Mrs. Ayres my condolences to the family , our God Jehovah promised mankind a resurection hope please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

Sorry for your loss but please be comforted by the scripture fine at rev21:4. And jw.org

Suzette, Ga,

My heart was deeply saddened when I read where Diane had passed. Matthew, I am Billy Mack's mom and I remember when you and Billy spent a lot of time together during middle school. She and I talked quite a bit at that time, and I was immediately struck with her friendliness and her obvious love for you and your family. Cherish your memories and know she rests peacefully in Heaven. Prayers for you and your family.

Patricia Mack, Jackson County, GA

Deepest condolences to your family during this heartbreaking time. Sending love and prayers your way for a peace that passes all understanding.

Tim & Beth Fleming , Savannah , GA

It is with love and compassion, I hope that the Ayres family and the Sanks family find peace soon. My heart is hurting as your ‘s are. Debbie Anderson St Marys

Debbie Anderson, St. Marys , Ga

To my dearest friend CATHY, Where do I begin to tell you and your family how terribly terribly sorry I am about your beautiful ,sweet ,loving ,sister Diane that you adored and looked up to all your life. You know I'm here for anything you need and at anytime for you . I pray to God that you can get through this because I know it is hurting your heart she meant the world to you .Wish I could make things better but at this time may God wrap his arms around you and your family to get you through the days to come . But please try to focus on all the fun wonderful times and laughter that you had with her and your Mom ,your sweet Dad ,Debbie Bobby and Tim through all the years .Y'all have always been such a close close family . Please may God bless you all and fill you with his peace ! I love you Cat. God Bless You All, Cindy and Family

Marty and Cindy Seckinger, Guyton , Ga

I will forever treasure the time spent in your house as an extension of your family. Diane was like a second mother to me for a long time. I will remember all her kindness and love that she gave me through the years. I pray that God brings comfort that only He can give in the days to follow.

Bopp family, Matthews, NC

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I feel blessed to have known Diane and inspired by her love for you, her children and grandchildren. May you be comforted with the many memories you shared and knowing she is in the arms of her Lord and has the Peace which passes all understanding. Sending love and God's blessings.

Deedie Root, Houston, TX

Our memories of Diane will always be her precious welcoming Smile. A very special lady! Mike please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You and Diane created an amazing legacy with such a beautiful family. So very much to be thankful for as you see Diane in your children and grandchildren when you look into their eyes and their arms wrap around you tight. Try to focus on remembering all the fun times and laughter you shared together. May God Bless you all and fill you with His Peace.

Jackie and Gary Edwards, Scottsdale, AZ

Our prayers to all of you during this sad time. Diane was a lovely woman and loving mother who regularly welcomed our children in her home in Farmington Hills with love and care. She will be missed by all who knew her. May your wonderful memories comfort you until you see her again in heaven.

The Hawalds, North Port, Fl

Michael, my heart goes out to you and the kids during this time. Diane was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed the moments we would talk whether in person or over the phone, she always brought a smile to my face. I will miss her dearly. I pray that God will continue to guide you through this time of need.

Vernay Jackson Murphy, Atlanta, GA

Cathy & family, I'm so sorry to hear of your precious sister's passing. May God give you and your family the strength to carry on during the most upcoming difficult days ahead.

Pam Stell, Pooler , GA

"Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18 I am so very sorry for your loss.

B B, , Ga

May the Family find some comfort in knowing that she is safe in Gods memory awaiting a ressurrection that His Son, Jesus Christ will perform in the future. The Bible proves that Jesus Christ will resurrect her, the Bible passage of John 5:28,29 says it. Not only that, but God will do away with death, we read it as to what the Apostle Paul spoke about it in 1 Cor. 15:26 in which it reads: And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. So we see from this passage that one day ones living on the earth forever (Psalm 37:29) will never have to fear the fear of dying. So if anyone of you would want to get to know more about the wonderful hope of the resurrection or about how God will one day will give us a peaceful earth, with no one dying, then feel free to visit us at JW.org amd find out what does the Bible really teach and then yr eys will be open to the TRUTH!

, Silver spring, MD

From the moment I was fortunate enough to meet her, she would always smile. Even when she didn't know you were looking, she was smiling. She could be watching Kristen do something, enjoying the kids living in their own little worlds. No matter what, you could see the love in her for those around her but especially her family. I can't recall a moment when her grandchildren wanted to play something, that her imagination wasn't as vivid as theirs. Several times I've wondered if she was even aware how much love and pride she could exude in a moment most didn't realize was going on. She was always so nice, outgoing,soft spoken and patient. She has a beautiful soul. I'm honored to have met her and to get the opportunity to know her even if just a little bit. My prayers go out to all of you, as I'm certain there's a void that will forever be felt. I'm sending prayers and much love.

Norma Taylor, Savannah, Ga

So sorry for your loss. I know Diane will really be missed. I pray God will wrap His Strong arms around you today! Those precious memories will always be alive in your hearts. Love y'all and remember I am praying for you!

Merlin Goss, Savannah, GA

To the entire Sanks family, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I am so very sorry for your loss. We know that she is now in awe of our amazing Savior walking on Streets of Purest Gold. May God hold and comfort the family as only He can do. ??

JulieAnn Sturgess , Savannah , Ga

We are very sorry to hear of your loss Mike, Raquel and the entire Ayres Family. May you find peace at this difficult time. We will always be here for you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love Andy & Lisa

Andy & Lisa Thompson, Monroe, GA

May God who comforts us in All our trials be with the Sanks Family during this time of sorrow, and remembered God”s promise that, “The hour is coming in which those in the memorial tombs will hear HIS voice and come out (2 Corn1:3) (John 5:28,29)

Brenda , Stone Mountain, Ga

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Diane is such a sweet sweet lady who will be missed by all. It is been so uplifting to see how your family has rallied around Diane and Mike over the last several trying years.

Ken Griffin, Savannah, Ga

Our beloved Carolyn Diane Sanks Ayres died peacefully in the arms of her husband and the presence of her children on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Diane was born January 23, 1951 in Atmore, Alabama to Claude and Betty Wright Sanks. She married Michael Dennis Ayres in Savannah, Georgia on August 21, 1971. Diane attended Georgia Southern University and worked as a travel consultant before becoming a full time mother. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Diane placed her husband and family before herself, her love was unlimited and her soul pure. Those left to remember the good times and mourn her passing include her husband, Michael Ayres; children, Kristen Ayres Grach (Jeshua), James Michael Ayres (Raquel), Abigail Ayres Margelofsky (Kyle) and Matthew Stewart Ayres (Desiree); grandchildren, Hannah, Levi and Georgia Grach; Makayla, Hudson, and Hayes Ayres; Ella, Caleb, Jonas, Ada, and Rose Margelofsky; Mikenzi and Hayden Fortin; parents, Claude and Betty Sanks; siblings, Debbie Zahrt, Claude (Bobby) Sanks, Cathy Conaway, Tim Sanks and a host of additional family and friends. Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, March 9th from 5pm to 7pm at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 2pm at Compassion Christian Church, AMC Building, 55 Al Henderson Blvd, Savannah, GA. Interment will be Monday, March 12th at 11am in Westover Memorial Park, 2601 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA. Have God hold you in his arms until I arrive, then we will walk through Heaven together, hand in hand, for Eternity. Love, your Mike.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father does, and he will keep raising you up. May he sustain you at this time of such great sorrow. May the wonderful memories you have of Carolyn bring you comfort during this difficult time and the words found at Isaiah 41:10,13 where God says he will help you and sustain you with his right hand of righteousness. Please go to jw.org to answer any questions you have regarding what happens when we die or any bible questions you may have.

S. Love, , Ga.

To the family of Mrs. Ayres my condolences to the family , our God Jehovah promised mankind a resurection hope please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

Sorry for your loss but please be comforted by the scripture fine at rev21:4. And jw.org

Suzette, Ga,

My heart was deeply saddened when I read where Diane had passed. Matthew, I am Billy Mack's mom and I remember when you and Billy spent a lot of time together during middle school. She and I talked quite a bit at that time, and I was immediately struck with her friendliness and her obvious love for you and your family. Cherish your memories and know she rests peacefully in Heaven. Prayers for you and your family.

Patricia Mack, Jackson County, GA

Deepest condolences to your family during this heartbreaking time. Sending love and prayers your way for a peace that passes all understanding.

Tim & Beth Fleming , Savannah , GA

It is with love and compassion, I hope that the Ayres family and the Sanks family find peace soon. My heart is hurting as your ‘s are. Debbie Anderson St Marys

Debbie Anderson, St. Marys , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Debbie Anderson — Georgia

To my dearest friend CATHY, Where do I begin to tell you and your family how terribly terribly sorry I am about your beautiful ,sweet ,loving ,sister Diane that you adored and looked up to all your life. You know I'm here for anything you need and at anytime for you . I pray to God that you can get through this because I know it is hurting your heart she meant the world to you .Wish I could make things better but at this time may God wrap his arms around you and your family to get you through the days to come . But please try to focus on all the fun wonderful times and laughter that you had with her and your Mom ,your sweet Dad ,Debbie Bobby and Tim through all the years .Y'all have always been such a close close family . Please may God bless you all and fill you with his peace ! I love you Cat. God Bless You All, Cindy and Family

Marty and Cindy Seckinger, Guyton , Ga

I will forever treasure the time spent in your house as an extension of your family. Diane was like a second mother to me for a long time. I will remember all her kindness and love that she gave me through the years. I pray that God brings comfort that only He can give in the days to follow.

Bopp family, Matthews, NC

Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I feel blessed to have known Diane and inspired by her love for you, her children and grandchildren. May you be comforted with the many memories you shared and knowing she is in the arms of her Lord and has the Peace which passes all understanding. Sending love and God's blessings.

Deedie Root, Houston, TX

Our memories of Diane will always be her precious welcoming Smile. A very special lady! Mike please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You and Diane created an amazing legacy with such a beautiful family. So very much to be thankful for as you see Diane in your children and grandchildren when you look into their eyes and their arms wrap around you tight. Try to focus on remembering all the fun times and laughter you shared together. May God Bless you all and fill you with His Peace.

Jackie and Gary Edwards, Scottsdale, AZ

Our prayers to all of you during this sad time. Diane was a lovely woman and loving mother who regularly welcomed our children in her home in Farmington Hills with love and care. She will be missed by all who knew her. May your wonderful memories comfort you until you see her again in heaven.

The Hawalds, North Port, Fl

Michael, my heart goes out to you and the kids during this time. Diane was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed the moments we would talk whether in person or over the phone, she always brought a smile to my face. I will miss her dearly. I pray that God will continue to guide you through this time of need.

Vernay Jackson Murphy, Atlanta, GA

Cathy & family, I'm so sorry to hear of your precious sister's passing. May God give you and your family the strength to carry on during the most upcoming difficult days ahead.

Pam Stell, Pooler , GA

"Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18 I am so very sorry for your loss.

B B, , Ga

May the Family find some comfort in knowing that she is safe in Gods memory awaiting a ressurrection that His Son, Jesus Christ will perform in the future. The Bible proves that Jesus Christ will resurrect her, the Bible passage of John 5:28,29 says it. Not only that, but God will do away with death, we read it as to what the Apostle Paul spoke about it in 1 Cor. 15:26 in which it reads: And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing. So we see from this passage that one day ones living on the earth forever (Psalm 37:29) will never have to fear the fear of dying. So if anyone of you would want to get to know more about the wonderful hope of the resurrection or about how God will one day will give us a peaceful earth, with no one dying, then feel free to visit us at JW.org amd find out what does the Bible really teach and then yr eys will be open to the TRUTH!

, Silver spring, MD

From the moment I was fortunate enough to meet her, she would always smile. Even when she didn't know you were looking, she was smiling. She could be watching Kristen do something, enjoying the kids living in their own little worlds. No matter what, you could see the love in her for those around her but especially her family. I can't recall a moment when her grandchildren wanted to play something, that her imagination wasn't as vivid as theirs. Several times I've wondered if she was even aware how much love and pride she could exude in a moment most didn't realize was going on. She was always so nice, outgoing,soft spoken and patient. She has a beautiful soul. I'm honored to have met her and to get the opportunity to know her even if just a little bit. My prayers go out to all of you, as I'm certain there's a void that will forever be felt. I'm sending prayers and much love.

Norma Taylor, Savannah, Ga

So sorry for your loss. I know Diane will really be missed. I pray God will wrap His Strong arms around you today! Those precious memories will always be alive in your hearts. Love y'all and remember I am praying for you!

Merlin Goss, Savannah, GA

To the entire Sanks family, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I am so very sorry for your loss. We know that she is now in awe of our amazing Savior walking on Streets of Purest Gold. May God hold and comfort the family as only He can do. ??

JulieAnn Sturgess , Savannah , Ga

We are very sorry to hear of your loss Mike, Raquel and the entire Ayres Family. May you find peace at this difficult time. We will always be here for you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love Andy & Lisa

Andy & Lisa Thompson, Monroe, GA

May God who comforts us in All our trials be with the Sanks Family during this time of sorrow, and remembered God”s promise that, “The hour is coming in which those in the memorial tombs will hear HIS voice and come out (2 Corn1:3) (John 5:28,29)

Brenda , Stone Mountain, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kim & Roger Hammer — Oklahoma

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Diane is such a sweet sweet lady who will be missed by all. It is been so uplifting to see how your family has rallied around Diane and Mike over the last several trying years.

Ken Griffin, Savannah, Ga


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