Lt. Col. James Ayers Jr. Lt. Col James L. Ayers Jr., died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, March 7, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Rusty Langford officiating. Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.