Dateline: October 12, 2006

Loyd 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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