Madison, Ala., resident and Van Buren County native James Louis Mayes, 76, was born May 15, 1939 and died Aug. 14 at his residence following an extended illness.
A retired manager with Dove Foods and a member of Monrovia Church of Christ, he was the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Minnie Shockley Mayes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Mary Russell; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred Noland and Lola Irene Dotson Scarbrough.
He was married Sept. 3, 1960 to Delma Mayes of Madison. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Nolan and Lisa Mayes of Madison and James Craig and Tracy Mayes of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren and spouses, Kyle and Brooke Mayes of Franklin, Katie and Collin Brasher of Madison, and Casey Mayes and Hallie Mayes, both of Wichita; two sisters and brother-in-law, Thelma Delong of Spencer and Dorothy and John David Wilson of Sparta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas Edward and Joyce Mayes of Unionville, and Lonnie and Lynette Mayes of Spencer; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lou Ella and Leroy Debord of Pikeville; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in High’s Chapel with Dwight Fuqua, John Alan Wilson, Dan Passon and George Oliver officiating. Burial will follow at Lonewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at High’s. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lonewood Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 75, Pikeville, TN 37367.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 16, 2015