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Mark Wayne Ayers, age 52, piano man, entertainer, genius, landlord, lover of fine things and beloved man, died on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at his home into which he put many happy work hours.

He is survived by the loves of his life, Jane Ayers, Kim Qualls and Ava Hicks.

He is also survived by James and Gaye Felton, Hattie Felton and Jordan Henry, Hank and Katie Beth Felton, Harlie Felton and Harris Felton. Many friends and extended family are also saddened and shocked by this sudden loss.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 228 Spring St., Hot Springs, at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Burial will immediately follow at Peak Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James, Hank and Harris Felton, Jordan Henry, John Hicks and Sergiy Polyakov.

The family would like to thank the Hot Springs Police Department, Caruth-Hale Funeral Home, the Garland County coroner, Stuart Smedley, and Mark's neighbors, for their kindness and patience as the family processed their sudden and heartbreaking loss. They also ask that you check with your doctor regarding any potential heart symptoms or concerns that you or your loved ones experience and please continue to seek help until you find answers.

In Mark's memory, please leave a generous tip for the next musician you encounter who touches your heart.

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