TURNER CEMETERY OBITUARIES



MAYES, JOHN W.
Waverly Journal, February 8, 1946

John W. Mayes, aged 86, of Virden, died at the home of his son, Thursday, in Virden, Thursday morning last week, after a few hours' illness.

Mr. Mayes, who was born October 6, 1859, near Waverly, spent most of his life on a farm east of Waverly. His wife, Elizabeth, preceded him in death 14 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lennie Mayes, of Lowder, and Mrs. Daisy Peterson, of Keokuk, Ia.; five sons, Fred, of Virginia, William E., of California, Thurston, of Virden, and Albert and Elmer, of Springfield; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Virden Saturday afternoon, and burial was in the Turner cemetery, near Waverly.


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