Lawrence Sylvester Mays & Martha Elizabeth Sheets


Last Update 5/7/2008.

Lawrence Sylvester Mays born 26 Aug 1891, NC and died 2 Sep 1951, Alexander Co, NC. He was the son of William Morgan Mays and Henrietta Pitts.

Lawrence draft registration states he was born at Bushy Fork, NC. He married Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzie" Sheets.

Lawrence and Margaret had the following children:

Blanch Almer Mays born 2 Oct 1914, Caldwell Co, NC.

Grace L Mays born 22 Jan 1916, Caldwell Co, NC.

Garnett Sylvester Mays born 5 Jan 1919, Caldwell Co, NC. Garnett married Dorothy Burchette.

William Harrison Mays born 1919, Caldwell Co, NC. I believe this was the stillborn child of Lawrence and Lizzie.

Avery Mays born 19 Jun 1921 and died 18 Mar 2008,Glade Valley, Alleghany, North Carolina.

Mr. Avery Mays, 86, of 585 Shawtown Road, Glade Valley, died Tuesday morning, March 18, 2008, in Lenoir.

He was the son of the late Lawrence Sylvester and Martha Elizabeth Sheets Mays. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nora Marie Sturgill.

He is survived by one son, John Avery Mays and wife Kimberly of Lenoir; one daughter, Renee Mays Royal of Sparta; one sister, Maggie Sturgill of the Stratford community near Sparta; one grandson, Christopher Avery Mays; four granddaughters, Jennifer and Rose Mays, Mandy and Molly Marsh; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21 at the Antioch Church in the Stratford community near Sparta. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Gaither Mays born 1926.

Female Mays born 1928.

Maggie May Mays born 11 Mar 1931, Alleghany Co, NC.