Laura Eaton Blalock Ayers, 55, Harriman, passed away at her home Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. She was a devoted wife of 25 years and blessed with two children. She loved and was loved by her family and many friends. She enjoyed reading, travel, art, crafts, “Doctor Who,” and outdoors activities. She had a great love of God and was an active member of Second Baptist Church of Clinton. Laura is survived by: Husband, James Boyd Ayers; children, Scarlett Ayers and Jackson Ayers; mother, Shirley (Lee) Parker Patterson; stepmother, Brenda Blalock; stepsister, Leigh Ann Fox; and stepbrothers, Brent (Joy) and Michael (Kathy) Patterson, and their families. She was preceded in death by: Father, Randal Blalock; and stepfather, Harrell (Pat) Patterson. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, Clinton. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Thompson officiating. For the burial service, family and friends will meet at the Oak Ridge Memorial Park, Bethel Valley Rd, Oak Ridge, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. Condolences are welcome at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church of Clinton, The American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice.