Mary Miller Ayers receives 30-year anniversary NSDAR certificate

The Daughters of the American Revolution recently celebrated the anniversary of a long-time member. From left, standing, are Samuel Doak Chapter NSDAR members Registrar Barbara Baker, Treasurer Mary Moffatt, Regent Joyce Damon, and Earlene Sides; seated in front are Elizabeth Ayers Neil, left, Mary Miller Ayers’ granddaughter, and honoree Mary Miller Ayers.

Samuel Doak Chapter Regent Joyce Damon, Treasurer Mary Moffatt, Registrar Barbara Baker and Earlene Sides presented a 30-Year Anniversary National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Certificate to Mary Miller Ayers in appreciation for the service she has given to Samuel Doak Chapter.

The presentation was made on Oct. 29 at the Regency Retirement Village.

Ayers has been a valuable member of the Samuel Doak Chapter NSDAR, having joined on Oct. 11, 1988. She has served as a chapter recording secretary, registrar and librarian.

Her Revolutionary War Ancestors are Lt. Joseph Conway, who served in Virginia; Capt. David D. McNabb, Sr, who served in Virginia and North Carolina; and Andrew Taylor, Sr., who served in Virginia and North Carolina.

Ayers has always been a good writer.

She entered and won the DAR Elevator Contest for the Appalachian District, a contest in which she wrote what a DAR member would tell about DAR in the time she had on an Elevator ride.

She also wrote a letter to R. Jack Fishman, president of Lakeway Publishers, that was signed by chapter members asking him to include more information in the Citizen Tribune about local activities in Morristown.

This resulted in great coverage for DAR activities, the group said.

Elizabeth Ayers Neil, Mary Miller Ayers’ granddaughter, was also present for the DAR presentation of the 30-Year NSDAR Certificate.