Mr. Jack L. Ayers, 54, died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Detroit, Mich., but made his home in Philadelphia. He was a truck driver and a Baptist.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mr. Ayers was preceded in death by his father, Hosea Lee Ayers; sister, Barbara Lynn Ayers; andbrothers, Robert Lee Ayers, David Earl Ayers and John A. Ayers.

Mr. Ayers is survived by his mother, Mable Harris of Philadelphia; and sister, Marie Brown of Atlanta, Ga.