TOP PHOTO: After 45 years as a banker, Sharon Ayers, right, is retiring. Tuesday was her last day at United Cumberland Bank. She is pictured here with United Cumberland Bank VP, Market Leader, and Lender Rayma Daugherty, left.

By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Tuesday was “bittersweet” for Sharon Ayers at her retirement celebration at United Cumberland Bank in Jacksboro. 

After 45 years in the banking industry, Tuesday was her last day on the job. 

“It’s bittersweet, because I’m excited to be retiring, but I hate leaving my customers and co-workers; I’m going to miss them a lot,” Ayers said.

Sharon Ayers had a “bittersweet” last day on the job at United Cumberland Bank on Tuesday. Ayers is pictured here with “customers and friends.” Left to right is Angie Evans, Sharon Ayers, and Kay Branam.

Over the years, many of her longtime customers became dear friends. 

“The people,” is what she enjoyed most about her career. 

Community members stopped by off and on all day on Tuesday to wish her a happy retirement. Her family also stopped by for the celebration. 

Sharon Ayers is retiring after 45 years in banking. Her family stopped by on Tuesday at her retirement celebration at United Cumberland Bank. Pictured left to right is Sharon Ayers, granddaughter Alexis Jeffers, daughter Brittany Jeffers, grandson Jayden Jeffers and Sharon’s husband Wayne Ayers.

“I’m excited to have more time with my grand babies and my family. I’ve enjoyed my job and I’ve enjoyed helping customers over the years; I will miss it,” Ayers said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/15/2023-6AM)