OBITUARY

George H. Mays

August 17, 1938January 9, 2013
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GEORGE H. MAYS, 74, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, after a long illness. Born Aug. 17,1938, in Middlesboro, Ky., he was a son of the late George R. and Ethel Mays. He joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating high school, serving four years as a heavy equipment mechanic. On Sept. 28, 1959, he married the love of his life, Shelby J. Shackels Mays; she survives. They began the lifelong adventure of raising a family. George worked at the B.F. Goodrich plant in Woodburn, retiring after 36 years to live a relaxed lifestyle pursuing his lifelong hobbies of tinkering on old cars, woodworking and passing on his incredible knowledge to his children and grandchildren. Also surviving are his children, Latisa (Scott) Guest of Greenfield, Ind., Steven (Sherry) Mays of Kendallville, Michael (Christine) Mays of New Haven, and Tammie Mays of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Jason and Philip Guest, Amber, Dylan and Chase Mays; great-grandson, Keaton Guest; soon to have a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Otsie Wilcox of Ilinois and Evelyn Dennis of Ohio; one brother, Joseph Mays of Ohio; as well as nieces, nephews and family members too numerous to list them all. He was also preceded in his journey to Heaven by his brothers, Clifford, Troy and Thomas. Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, with visitation one hour prior to service, at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St. Visitation also 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery New Haven. Memorials to the American Heart Association . www. sloanandsonsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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George H. Mays

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Brenda Mayer (Mays)

January 18, 2013

I send my sincere and heartfelt condolences to all of you who suffer the loss of Uncle Harvey. Though he and I hadn't seen each other in years I still hold fond memories of days gone way by. I pray that you have the strength and peace to see you through the time ahead. God rest his gentle soul. He was a good man. Brenda Katherine Mayer (Mays) and family.....

MARY PFEIFER

January 12, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

American Heart Association

January 12, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

January 12, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD PROMISES US THAT WE WILL SEE OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN, MAY YOU FIND COMFORT KNOWING THAT HE IS WITH YOU NOW.

Larry & Robin Gillingham

January 11, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Tammy York

January 11, 2013

Tammie and family - I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I know he meant a lot to you Tammie and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Tammy Doss

January 11, 2013

So sorry to Tammie and her family. I know how special your Dad was to you and I know that he will be missed dearly. Please know that he will always be remembered and your friends and family are here for you.

FROM THE FAMILY
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