ALBANY -- Jo Anne Ayres, 65 of Albany, GA died peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 29, 2012. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at Mathews Funeral Home, visitation will follow.

Joanne was born in Iowa City, IA and moved to Albany 25 years ago from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She was employed by Ayres Corporation as an Office Manager and prior to retiring, she was a paralegal for the local law firm of Watson Spence.

She is survived by her brother Jerry Goltz, sisters Judi Drake and Sandy Gersdorf, her beloved pets Fluffy, Cory and Maggie, several nieces, nephews and extended family.

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Mathews Funeral Home

Albany 229/435-5657