Ann Mays Harrell

July 20, 1934July 24, 2018

Ann Mays Harrell, 84, of Martinsville passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. She was born in Martinsville, Va. on July 20, 1934 to Martin Luther Mays and Blanche Stone Mays. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, William Stone Mays, Robert Lee Mays and Thomas Dodd Mays.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Gilbert Harrell of Martinsville; her daughter, Pamela Dean Harrell of Richmond; honorary son and daughter, Doug and Melanie Payne and their two daughters, Jennifer and Kimberly.

Mrs. Harrell graduated from Martinsville High School in 1952. She retired from Continental Can Company in 1982 after working there for 30 years as a cost/accountant. She attended Starling Avenue Baptist Church since 1936 and has been a member since 1944. She taught Sunday school and served on various committees. Mrs. Harrell was a member of the Martinsville Exchange Club and served as past President of the Exchangette Club for two years from 1984 to 1986. She was also a member of the Tuesday Bridge Club and the Wednesday Club until her health declined.

A memorial service will be held at Starling Avenue Baptist Church on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor T. Dodd Mays officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Starling Avenue Baptist Church, 932 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112 for future projects or building and grounds at the Church.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA To express condolences online, please visit


  • Martin Luther Mays, Father
  • Blanche Stone Mays, Mother
  • William Stone Mays, Brother
  • Robert Lee Mays, Brother
  • Thomas Dodd Mays, Brother
  • Roy Gilbert Harrell, Husband
  • Pamela Dean Harrell, Daughter
  • Doug Payne, Honorary Son
  • Melanie Payne, Honorary Daughter
  • Jennifer Payne, Honorary Granddaughter
  • Kimberly Payne, Honorary Granddaughter

  • Starling Avenue Baptist Church


  • Visitation Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2018

Ann Mays Harrell

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Rusty Stadler

August 31, 2018

Roy and Pam ,

I am so sorry to hear about Ann's passing. She was a such a kind and beautiful person and her love extended to everyone she touched. I will never forget the "annual tradition" of Christmas Eve celebrations and how much fun those were for Cynthia and me. Cynthia was "part" of your family but she went out of her way to make me feel just as special.

I hope you will treasure the many memories you have of her and her example. You are in my thoughts in prayers.
Rusty Stadler

Byron and Judy Corcoran

July 30, 2018

Roy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Ann was a beautiful and loving woman. We are away today and will miss seeing you but will visit soon. We send our love and condolences. Love, Corky and Judy

Carolyn Mays- Logan

July 29, 2018

Pam and Roy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ann was a very special lady and I will always have the memories of years long ago, enjoyed our friendship on FB and seeing her post. She will be missed, I can only imagine the reunion in Heaven with Momma stone, Grandma Mays and her wonderful brothers.

Norine Buffkin

July 26, 2018

It is with a heavy heart I learn of the passing of Ann. She was a sweet and kind neighbor always thinking of others even in her pain. Ann will be missed in the Chatmoss community. My deepest sympathy to the family. Sorry I will be on vacation a few days with my children and not able to visit. My prayers will be with you for now and days to come.