Sterling Haskel "Hack" Ayers (February 10, 1936 – January 8, 2020) was an American auctioneer and politician in the state of Tennessee. Ayers served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1967 to 1968.[1] A Republican, he represented the 9th district (Campbell County, Tennessee and Scott County, Tennessee). Residing in LaFollette, Tennessee, Ayers was an auctioneer, furniture dealer, and real estate broker. He was the founder of Ayers Auction & Real Estate in LaFollette and was a former president of the National Auctioneers Association. He was also a member of the NAA Hall of Fame.[2][3] Ayers died in 2020 at the age of 83.[4][5]

Haskel Ayers
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the 9th district
In office
Personal details
Sterling Haskel Ayers

(1936-02-10)February 10, 1936
Stinking Creek, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedJanuary 8, 2020(2020-01-08) (aged 83)
Jacksboro, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Tomi Ayers
Occupationauctioneer, furniture dealer, real estate broker


  1. ^ Susan Starr, Tennessee General Assembly, Legislative Information Services, Rachel Jackson Building, 1st Floor, 320 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243-0080. "Tennessee 85th General Assembly". Retrieved 2014-09-05.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2014-09-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Tennessee. Dept. of State (1969). Tennessee Blue Book. Secretary of State.
  4. ^ "Local icon Hack Ayers passes". January 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "Sterling Haskel "Hack" Ayers Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information".