James W. Mayes
James W. Mayes, a resident of Okmulgee was born May 27, 1948 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Gladys and Samuel Mayes. He passed away March 20, 2004 at Okmulgee, Oklahoma at the age of 55 years 9 months and 23 days.
He was married to Ronda D. (Foley) Mayes at Laughlin, Nevada on November 11, 1990. He was a Building Inspector with the Creek Nation Housing Authorit. He was a veteran of the Viet Nam era serving with the United States Army. He was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church, Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his father: Samuel Mayes, his mother: Gladys Atterberry.
He is survived by his Wife, Ronda Mayes, of the home in Okmulgee; 2 Daughters, Leslie Vickrey & husband James, Glenpool, Oklahoma; Kim Miller & husband Matt, Arizona; 2 Stepdaughters, Diana Montgomery, Arizona; Nicki Dwiggins & husband Gary, Henryetta, Oklahoma; 2 Granddaughters, Emma Rae Vickrey, Glenpool; Hailee Lynn Miller, Arizona; 4 Step Grandchildren, Eric Wayne Dwiggins, Henryetta; Katelyn Nicholle Dwiggins, Henryetta; Derek Montgomery, Henryetta; Bradley Montgomer, Henryetta; 2 Brothers, Jerry Mayes, Weleetka; Tommy Mayes, Weleetka; 4 Sisters, Sue Billbe, Henryetta Betty Ben, Okmulgee; Sandra Wynn, Weleetka; and Tina Sourjohn, Okmulgee; A Brother In law, Jon Wynn; As well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives.
Services will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2004 at 11:00 am at the First Freewill Baptist Church of Okmulgee, officiated by Rev. Henry Stahl. Burial will be at Barnett-Fisher Family Cemetery under the direction of Shurden Funeral Home.