Dateline: October 12, 2006
Alton Mays, 73, died Friday, October 6, 2006 at Clarendon.
Services were held at
3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2006, in the First Baptist Church in
Clarendon with Rev. Bill Hodges, Pastor of the Clarendon Church of the
Nazarene, and Rev. Lance Wood, Pastor, officiated. Burial followed with
military honors in Citizens Cemetery. Services were under the direction of
Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Mr. Mays was born
April 7, 1933, in Port, Oklahoma, to Lester Thomas and Viola Cansada Lewis
Mays. He had been a resident of Clarendon for much of his life. He married
Charline Mozel Johnson on January 22, 1953, at Clarendon. He was a U.S.
Army veteran and served in Germany during most of his enlistment during
the Korean Conflict. He was deployed with the Navy and served on the USS
JFK, the USS Independence, and the USS Ticonderoga, receiving a letter of
commendation from the officers he served with. He was a lifetime member of
VFW Post 7782. He farmed for most of his life and was a member of the
First Baptist Church in Clarendon.
Mr. Mays was preceded
in death by his parents, a sister, Joni Sanderson; and five brothers,
Claude Mays, Max Mays, Marva Lee Mays, Ivan Mays, and Allon Mays.
Survivors include his
wife, Charline Mays of Clarendon; one son, Lynn Mays and wife Laura of
Wellington; one daughter, Deena Robison and husband Claud of Howardwick;
one sister, Aleene Kimmel and husband Fritz of Commanche; and one
grandchild, Ryan Robison.
The family requests
memorials be made to The First Baptist Church in Clarendon, the Clarendon
Volunteer Fire Department, or to a favorite charity.
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