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R. P. Mayes

Funeral services were held from the Hickory Creek Baptist Church on Friday afternoon, October 26, 1951, for R. P. Mayes of RR 2, Celeste, who passed away at 1:10 AM, Thursday, October 26, 1951. Rites were conducted by the Rev. C. M. Hyatt of Commerce, assisted by Dr. Eugene Skelton of Leonard and Brother Norman.

Interment was made in Leonard Cemetery under the direction of R. W. Owens and Son Funeral Home of Wolfe City.

Mayes, a retired farmer, had been ill for eleven months. He was seventy years of age, having been born on September 23, 1881. He was the son of the Rev. R. A. Mayes and Matilda Mayes. Born near Trenton, he married the former Maudie Lee Smalley and to them were born four children all of whom survive. He has made his home in this general locality all of his life.

He had been a member of the Baptist Church for fifty-seven years.

Survivors include the widow and two sons, Joe Mayes of Fort Worth and Bobby Mayes of the Hickory Creek community; two daughters, Ruth Lanell Mayes of the Hickory Creek community and Mrs. Carol Boyd of Lockney, Texas; two brothers, J. L. Mayes and J. O. Mayes of Amarillo; a sister, Mrs. George Smith of Grand Prairie; several nieces and nephews; and one grandson.

(November 2, 1951, The Celeste Courier)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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