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Alfred Burton Mays


Note:Alfred Burton Mays is # 170 on Robert Mays page. I believe this Mays family spelled the Mays name Mayes. Lots of this information shows Mayes instead of Mays but this is the son of John Larkin Mays and Nancy Jane Cozart.

Name: Alfred B Mays
Death Date: 9 Dec 1957
Death County: Durham
Death State: North Carolina
Death Age: 75
Birth Date: abt. 1882
Race: 1

Alfred married1 Lucy Ann CURTIS on 28 Dec 1901 in Caldwell Co, NC. Lucy was born in 1886 in Caldwell Co, NC.

They had the following children:

2 M i. John J MAYS was born in 1903 in NC.

+ 3 F ii. Lizzie Mae MAYS was born on 16 Mar 1906. She died on 30 Jul 1999.

4 F iii. Rachal MAYS.

5 F iv. Susanna Bethia MAYS was born2 in 1917 in Caldwell Co, NC. Susanna married a KITZMILLER.

6 F v. Bertie Ruth MAYS was born3 on 25 Oct 1919 in Caldwell Co, NC.

7 F vi. Mary L MAYS was born on 28 Aug 1908 in NC. She died on 10 Jun 1983 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Mary Mayes Leatherwood
Death Date: 10 Jun 1983
Death County: Gaston
Death State: North Carolina Death Age: 74
Burial Location: Burial in state
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1908
Birth Location: North Carolina
Residence County: Gaston Residence
State: North Carolina
Father: M
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Social Security Number: 239107110
Autopsy: No
Institution: Home Attendant: Coroner
Source: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1983-87

Name: Mary Leatherwood SSN: 239-10-7110 Last Residence: 28052 Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States Born: 28 Aug 1908 Died: Jun 1983 State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951 )

Mary married LEATHERWOOD.

8 F vii. Martha Lou MAYS was born on 17 Jun 1911. She died on 18 Dec 2001 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Martha M. Miller SSN: 239-10-7120 Last Residence: 28021 Cherryville, Gaston, North Carolina, United States Born: 17 Jun 1911 Died: 18 Dec 2001 State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951 )

CHERRYVILLE ? Martha Lou Mayes Miller, 90, formerly of 418 E. Eighth Ave., Gastonia, died Dec. 18, 2001, at Century Care of Cherryville. She was a native of Caldwell County, daughter of the late Alfred Burton and Lucy Ann Curtis Mayes. FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today, South Marietta Street Baptist Church, Gastonia BURIAL: Armstrong Cemetery, Gastonia VISITATION: 1:30-3 today, church She was a member of South Marietta Street Baptist Church and had worked in the textile industry. SURVIVORS: Sisters, Juanita Ramsey of Lincolnton, Betha Kitzmiller of Kings Mountain, Faye Yarborough of Gastonia; nieces and nephews PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Husband, George Miller; brothers, John and Burton Mayes; sisters, Mae Henderson, Alice Benfield, Alma Britton, Mary Leatherwood OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Rob Roberts MEMORIALS: Gaston Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2525 Court Drive, Gastonia, N.C. 28054 ARRANGEMENTS: Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia



Martha married George MILLER.

+ 9 F viii. Vera Faye MAYS.

10 F ix. A Juanita MAYS was born in 1928 in Gaston Co, NC. A Juanita MAYS married a RAMSEY.

+ 11 F x. Nancy Alma MAYS was born on 6 Sep 1913. She died on 23 Oct 1996.

+ 12 F xi. Julie Alice MAYS was born on 16 Mar 1906. She died on 24 Jan 1979.

Sources

1. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 14 Page 146.
2. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 4 Page 696.
3. Caldwell Co, NC (register of deeds), Book 9 Page 165.


3. Lizzie Mae MAYS (Alfred Burton) was born on 16 Mar 1906 in NC. She died on 30 Jul 1999 in Stanley, NC.

Lizzie Henderson STANLEY Lizzie Mae Mayes Henderson, 93, Stanley Total Living Center, died July 30, 1999, at home. She was a native of Caldwell County, daughter of the late Alfred and Lucy Curtis Mayes, wife of the late William Jesse Henderson, sister of the late Alice Benfield, Mary Leatherwood, Alma Britton, John and Bert Mayes, retired from Dunn Mill, member of First Church of the Nazarene. SURVIVORS: Sons and daughters-in-law, Arlan and Loretta Henderson, Bartlett, Ill., Al and Juanita Henderson, Dallas, Dick and Lois Henderson, Tom Henderson, Gastonia; daughters and sons-in-law, Boots and Tony LaRocca, Hurricane, W. Va., Wilma Whisnant, New Bern, Brenda and Roger Black, Dallas; sisters, Faye Yarborugh, Martha Miller, Gastonia, Bethia Kitsmiller, Kings Mountain, Juanita Ramsey, Lincolnton, 24 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great-grandchildren FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today, Ward Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Albert Payne BURIAL: Armstrong Cemetery VISITATION: One hour before service, funeral home, other times at the home of Tom Henderson, 2239 Linda St., Gastonia MEMORIALS: First Church of the Nazarene, 1500 Linwood Road, Gastonia 28052



Name: Lizzie M. Henderson SSN: 243-05-3521 Last Residence: 28054 Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States Born: 16 Mar 1906 Died: 30 Jul 1999 State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951 )

Lizzie married William Jesse HENDERSON. William was born in 1896 in SC.

They had the following children:

13 F i. Blanche Evelyn HENDERSON was born on 18 Dec 1922 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Evylin Henderson Date of Birth: 18 Dec 1922 Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Wm J Henderson
Parent2 Name: Lizzie Mae
Mays Roll Number: B_C040_66001

14 M ii. William Richardson HENDERSON was born on 18 Feb 1928 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Wm Richardson Henderson
Date of Birth: 18 Feb 1928
Gender: Male
Race: White Birth
County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Wm Jessie Henderson
Parent2 Name:
Lizzie Mae Mays
Roll Number: B_C040_66001

15 F iii. Bonnie E HENDERSON was born in 1926 in Gaston Co, NC.

9. Vera Faye MAYS. Vera married Harvey L YARBOROUGH.

They had the following children:

16 F i. YARBOROUGH was born on 13 Jul 1953 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Yarborough
Date of Birth: 13 Jul 1953
Gender: Female Race: White Birth
County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Harvey L Yarborough
Parent2 Name: Vera F Mayes
Roll Number: B_C040_66003

17 F ii. Pamela Yvonne YARBOROUGH was born on 13 May 1957 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Pamela Yvonne Yarborough
Date of Birth: 13 May 1957
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Harvey L Yarborough
Parent2 Name: Vera Faye Mayes
Roll Number: B_C040_66003

18 M iii. Danny Joe YARBOROUGH was born on 15 Jan 1961 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Danny Joe Yarborough
Date of Birth: 15 Jan 1961
Gender: Male Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Harvey Lee Yarborough
Parent2 Name: Vera
Faye Mayes Roll
Number: B_C040_66004

11. Nancy Alma MAYS (Alfred Burton) was born on 6 Sep 1913. She died on 23 Oct 1996 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Alma M. Britton SSN: 239-10-7038 Last Residence: 28054 Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States Born: 6 Sep 1913 Died: 23 Oct 1996 State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951 )

Name: Alma Mayes Britton
Death Date: 23 Oct 1996
Death City: Gastonia
Death County: Gaston Death
State: North Carolina
Death Age: 83
Burial Location: Burial in state
Birth Date: 6 Sep 1913
Residence City: Gastonia
Residence County: Gaston
Residence State: North Carolina
Father: Mayes
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Social Security Number: 239107038
Institution: General
Hospital Attendant: Physician
Source: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1993-96

Nancy married Marshall Ernest BRITTON . Marshall was born on 9 Mar 1907. He died on 24 Dec 1997 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Marshall E. Britton SSN: 246-09-1884 Last Residence: 28056 Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States Born: 9 Mar 1907 Died: 24 Dec 1997 State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951 )

Marshall and Nancy had the following children:

19 M i. David Ross BRITTON was born on 21 Jul 1935 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: David Ross Britton Date of Birth: 21 Jul 1935 Gender: Male Race: White Birth County: Gaston Parent1 Name: Marshall Ernest Britton Parent2 Name: Alma Nancy Mayes Roll Number: B_C040_66002

20 F ii. Evangeline Nancy BRITTON was born on 9 May 1937 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Evangeline Nancy Britton
Date of Birth: 9 May 1937
Gender: Female
Race: White Birth
County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Marshall Ernest Britton
Parent2 Name: Alma Nancy Mayes
Roll Number: B_C040_66002

21 F iii. Mary Louise BRITTON was born on 24 Sep 1940 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Mary Louise Britton
Date of Birth: 24 Sep 1940
Gender: Female Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Ernest Marshall Britton
Parent2 Name: Alma Nancy Mays
Roll Number: B_C040_66002


22 M iv. James Kelly BRITTON was born on 12 Nov 1942 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: James Kelly Britton
Date of Birth: 12 Nov 1942
Gender: Male
Race: White Birth
County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Marshall E Britton
Parent2 Name: Alma Mayes Roll
Number: B_C040_66002

23 M v. Claude Dennis BRITTON was born on 28 Dec 1943 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Claude Dennis Britton
Date of Birth: 28 Dec 1943
Gender: Male Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Marshall Ernest Britton
Parent2 Name: Nancy Alma Mayes
Roll Number: B_C040_66002

24 F vi. Alice Faye BRITTON was born on 19 Jan 1945 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Alice Faye Britton
Date of Birth: 19 Jan 1945
Gender: Female Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Marshall E Britton
Parent2 Name: Nancy Alma Mays
Roll Number: B_C040_66002

25 F vii. Martha Jane BRITTON was born on 11 Apr 1946 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Martha Jane Britton
Date of Birth: 11 Apr 1946
Gender: Female Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Marshall Ernest Britton
Parent2 Name: Nancy Alma Mayes
Roll Number: B_C040_66002

26 M viii. Robert Lee BRITTON was born on 13 Jan 1952 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Robert Lee Britton
Date of Birth: 13 Jan 1952
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Marshall Britton
Parent2 Name: Alma Mayes
Roll Number: B_C040_66003

12. Julie Alice MAYS (Alfred Burton) was born on 16 Mar 1906 in Caldwell Co, NC. She died on 24 Jan 1979 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Julie Mayes Benfield
Death Date: 24 Jan 1979
Death City: Gastonia
Death County: Gaston
Death State: North Carolina
Death Age: 72 Burial
Location: Burial in state
Birth Date: 16 Mar 1906
Birth Location: North Carolina
Residence City: Gastonia
Residence County: Gaston
Residence State: North Carolina
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Social Security Number: 239107758
Autopsy: No
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Source: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1979-82

Julie married William Kenny BENFIELD. William was born on 25 Nov 1901. He died in Mar 1965 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Kenny Benfield SSN: 243-05-0703 Last Residence: 28052 Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States Born: 25 Nov 1901 Died: Mar 1965 State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951 )

William and Julie had the following children:

+ 27 F i. Mabel Alice BENFIELD was born on 22 Dec 1922. She died on 28 Dec 1999.

28 F ii. Hazel BENFIELD.

29 F iii. Margie BENFIELD.

30 F iv. Dot BENFIELD.

27. Mabel Alice BENFIELD (Julie Alice MAYS, Alfred Burton) was born on 22 Dec 1922 in Gaston Co, NC. She died on 28 Dec 1999 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Mabel Alice Benfield
Date of Birth: 26 Dec 1922
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: Wm Kennie Benfield
Parent2 Name: Julia Alice Mays
Roll Number: B_C040_66001

Mable B. Burris GASTONIA ? Mable Alice Benfield Burris, 77, 312 S. Oakland St., died Dec. 28, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.She was a native of Gaston County, daughter of the late Kenny and Alice Mayes Benfield, wife of the late James Clinton Burris Sr., mother of the late Norman Glenn, Jerry Dean and Kay Janet Burris, sister of the late J.R. and Nellie May Benfield, grandmother of the late Alan Lynn Gilreath, retired nurse?s aide at Gaston Memorial Hospital, charter member of South Marietta Street Baptist Church, where she taught the Glenner?s Sunday school class.SURVIVORS: Son and daughter-in -law, James Clinton and Merlene Burris Jr., Gastonia; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Lee and Gary Edwards, Lou Alice and Leonard Philbeck, Gastonia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel Beatty, Gastonia, Margie and Jack Jolly, Clover, S.C., Dot and Claude Bridgeman, Sanford; 12 grandchildren; 32 great- grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday, Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel, Rev. Steve Warnock BURIAL: Gaston Memorial Park VISITATION: 6-8 tonight, Greene Funeral Service PALLBEARERS: David and Shane Burris, Andrew and Walter Gilreath, Terry Spencer, Gregg Valentine.



Mabel married James Clinton BURRIS Sr . James was born on 3 Jul 1920. He died on 7 Dec 1986 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: James Clinton Burris Sr.
Death Date: 7 Dec 1986
Death City: Gastonia
Death County: Gaston
Death State: North Carolina
Death Age: 66
Burial Location: Burial in state
Birth Date: 3 Jul 1920
Birth Location: North Carolina
Residence City: Gastonia
Residence County: Gaston
Residence State: North Carolina
Father: B
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Social Security Number: 240128562
Autopsy: No
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Source: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1983-87

James and Mabel had the following children:

31 F i. Kay Janet BURRIS was born in 1938. She died on 6 Nov 1982 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Kay Janet Burris
Death Date: 6 Nov 1982
Death City: Gastonia
Death County: Gaston
Death State: North Carolina
Death Age: 44
Burial Location: Burial in state
Birth Date: 31 Mar 1938
Birth Location: North Carolina
Residence City: Gastonia
Residence County: Gaston
Residence State: North Carolina
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Never Married
Social Security Number: 242528438
Autopsy: Yes
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Coroner
Source: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1979-82

+ 32 M ii. James Clinton BURRIS Jr was born on 28 Apr 1940.

+ 33 M iii. Norman Glenn BURRIS was born on 26 Mar 1942. He died on 8 Oct 1978.

34 F iv. Janice Lee BURRIS was born on 1 Mar 1946 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Janice Lee Burris
Date of Birth: 1 Mar 1946
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth County: Gaston
Parent1 Name: James Clinton Burris
Parent2 Name: Mable A Benfield
Roll Number: B_C040_66002

35 M v. Jerry Dean BURRIS was born on 24 Jun 1957. He died on 18 Jan 1985 in Gaston Co, NC.

Name: Jerry Dean Burris
Death Date: 18 Jan 1985
Death City: Gastonia
Death County: Gaston
Death State: North Carolina
Death Age: 27
Burial Location: Burial in state
Birth Date: 24 Jun 1957
Birth Location: North Carolina
Residence City: Gastonia
Residence County: Gaston
Residence State: North Carolina
Father: B
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Social Security Number: 246061588
Autopsy: No
Institution: General Hospital
Attendant: Physician
Source: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1983-87

Name: Jerry Burris SSN: 246-06-1588 Born: 24 Jun 1957 Last Benefit: 28054 Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States Died: Jan 1985 State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1973 )

+ 36 F vi. Lou Alice BURRIS.