Matilda Mays


Last Update 6/23/2008.



I know very little about Matilda Mays at this point. Ed Lyons has her listed as having two children. According to Susanna Mays letter Aug 6 1876 to John Mayse "sister Tildy is dead". So we know that she died before 1876. The letter also states that "sister Tildys family is all well." We know that she did infact have a family. Please read my theory at the bottom of this page.

Matilda Mays was born 6 May 1814. She was the daughter of Larkin Benjamin Mays and Edith Stansbury.

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She had the following children:

2. Jackson Mays
3. Nancy Mays Hollar.

St Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.


2. Jackson Mays was born on 9 Mar 1832. He died on 26 Dec 1908, Alexander Co, NC. He was buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC. Jackson married Orpha Mahalia POPE daughter of George POPE and Fanny DEAL. Orpha was born on 11 Feb 1835 in Catawba Co, NC. She died on 31 Jan 1915 in Alexander Co, NC. She was buried in St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

Photo provided by Ed Lyons.

Jackson Mays, wife Mahalia and Dovie Photo. Provided by Ed Lyons second great-grandson of Jackson and Mahala.


Jackson Mays Family Bible. Provided by Tracy Campbell.


Jackson Mays is buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC. Apparently someone took this original grave marker and they replaced it with a new one. Charles Lail took the photo of the old marker. I took the photo of the new one.



Mahalia is buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.


Mahalia's Death Certificate.


They had the following children:

4 M i. William Pinkney MAYS was born on 21 May 1869. He died on 21 Jun 1940.

William's Death Certificate.


5 M ii. Franklin MAYS was born on 7 Dec 1861 in Catawba Co, NC. He died on 10 May 1863.

6 M iii. Daniel MAYS was born on 3 Jan 1873 in Catawba Co, NC. He died on 18 Oct 1879.

7 F iv. Harriet A MAYS was born on 22 Jun 1863. She died on 27 May 1890.

8 M v. Freeman Gilmore MAYS was born on 25 Sep 1865 in Catawba Co, NC. He died on 9 Dec 1929.

Freeman's Death Certificate.


Freeman not guilty for unpaid tax spirits. The Landmark Jan 1 1904.

Freeman married Alice Melinda SIPE on 24 Dec 1896. Alice was born on 31 Mar 1866 and died 9 Jan 1927.

Freeman and Alice are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

9 M vi. John Albert MAYS was born on 21 Mar 1862. He died on 13 Jun 1929. Married Lydia Jane Reese 6 Oct 1888.

John's Death Certificate.


John and Lydia are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.


10 M vii. Milas Gavin MAYS was born on 23 Feb 1870 in Catawba Co, NC. He died on 13 Aug 1913. Milas married (1) Harriet MILLER on 24 Dec 1891. Milas married (2) Ola Etta FOX on 5 Apr 1897.

11 M viii. Cephus Filo MAYS was born on 7 May 1871 in Catawba Co, NC. He died on 3 Apr 1941, Alexander Co, NC. Cephus married1 Renda Jane WILLET Isenhour on 22 Jan 1887 in Alexander Co, NC. Renda was born on 3 Apr 1864. She died on 19 Dec 1947.

Cephus' Death Certificate.


Renda's Obit. Landmark of Statesville - 12/23/1947.
Cephus and Renda are buried St Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.


12 F ix. Minerva A "Nerva" MAYS was born on 31 Jul 1875 in Catawba Co, NC. She died on 25 Mar 1920. Minerva married2 William Thomas WALKER on 6 Jan 1895 in Alexander Co, NC. William was born on 19 Aug 1870. He died on 3 May 1957.
William and Minerva are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

Minerva's Death Certificate.


13 M x. Jones L MAYS was born on 22 Dec 1878 in Catawba Co, NC. He died on 1 May 1896. The cause of death was Drowned Fishing.

14 M xi. Quince MAYS was born on 1 Jul 1880 in Alexander Co, NC. He died on 15 Apr 1898. Buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.
Quince's grave.

15 F xii. Minnie Ida Bell MAYS was born on 15 Jun 1881.

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Minnie was daughter of Jackson Mays but not Mahala Pope Mays.
Minnie married Lawrence LAIL. Not sure this information is correct. According to her death certificate her father is listed as Alonzo Huffman. Could be a mistake because she was listed as Minnie Mays on all her children's birth records.

Minnie's Death Certficate.

Lawrence's Death Certificate.

Minnie and Lawrence's children:

Blanche Maybell Lail born 13 Apr 1911 and died 21 Jan 2000.

Florence Rebecca Lail born 1 Nov 1919.

Mary Ellen Lail born 7 Jul 1922 and died 9 Dec 1972. Mary's Death Certificate.

Warren Harding Lail born 7 Jul 1922 and died 7 Jan 2003.

Eliza Elizabeth Lail born 8 Oct 1923.

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All these photos was provided by Ed Lyons.
















Jackson Mays found snake.

3. Nancy Hollar - I have found nothing on this individual.

I have come to a few conclusions about Matilda Mays. I do believe she was the daughter of Larkin Benjamin Mays and Edith Stansbury. I believe she had one or possibly two children out of wedlock. Being Jackson Mays and possibly Nancy. I also believe she married a man with the last name Stine.

I believe she married a relative of her brother Madison Wayne Mays wife, Sarah "Sallie" Stine. She was living at John's River Caldwell Co, NC in 1850 but Madison's wife had died before 1855 because he remarried. Matilda had children that were born in Indiana. Living in the household of (1850) Matilda Stine 36 born Wilkes Co, NC Susan 16(born 1834) born Indiana, Sarah 14(born 1836) born Indiana, Jemima 11(born 1839) born Indiana, James 5 (born 1845) born Indiana.

We know that Madison Wayne Mays was in Indiana 27 Jul 1835 because there is a marriage record (Family History Library Salt Lake City Utah OS Page 1295699)

I believe both Matilda and Madison Mays married into the same Stine family. They both had children in Indiana.

By 1860 There is no record of Matilda Stine in Indiana or North Carolina. But there is a Silda Gilbert living next door to Susanna Mays Hartley in Carter Co, TN. Guess who is living in Silda's (Matilda)household? James Stine age 14 born in Indiana!

This Silda Gilbert had two other children. Edmond Gilbert born abt 1852 and Jane Gilbert 1854. If you follow Edmond Gilbert, he never left the area. He is still living close to his Aunt Susanna Mays Hartley Bash in 1880 and 1900.

Susanna Mays Hartley wrote a letter to her brother John Calvin Mays.

August 6, 1876 . Mr. John.Mayse
Dear Brother and sister it is with pleasure I drop you these few lines to let you know that I am not well and have not been for two years but I hope these few lines may find you well. Calvin Hartly went of f in the beginning of the war and I have not seen him since. I have nothing of importance to right to you only my family is all well. Father and Brother James and James Hamlet and family went to Illinois before the war and I have heard they was all dead. Sister Tildy is dead. Brother Morgan’s family is living where they was when you left and was all well the last account. Sister Tildy’s family is all well. I do not live where I did when you left this country. I have moved to Tennessee on the Elk river 5 miles from Duggers Forge. John I want you to come and see me if you possibly can and I want to know if you know anything of Brother Burten. And if you do give him my best respects and I want him to come and see me. John I did not know what had become of you. First there was a man by the name of Ninevolh Ford ( bet his name is Kenneth Ford) told me he was here and give me the name of the post office and told me it was great country. I would like to be there with my family if I could. I have one thousand things I would like to tell you, but I do not know as I shall ever see you if you do not come to this country. As soon as you receive this say hand me some paper. I want you to write soon and often and do come and see. From your most affectionate sister Susanna . From Callaway Hartly. Dear uncle I want to know if that is a good country for a young man. If it is I have an idea of trying to go there. Write to me and let me know whether I had better come or not. Write soon. Direct your letters Elk Mills Carter Co, East Tenn.

If you will notice the date. 1876. The letter states "sister Tildy is dead." and it also states "sister Tildy's family is all well." Implying that sister Tildy does infact have a family.

My theory is that Matilda Mays had children out of wedlock, married a man with the last name of Stine and married secondly to a man with the last name of Gilbert. At some point Matilda Mays was living in Indiana. She moved back to NC by 1850. She moved to Carter Co TN to be near her sister Susanna Mays Hartley Bash between the census of 1850 and the census of 1860. I believe Susanna Mays Hartley Bash knew all about her sister Tildy's (Matilda) family because they were close by. Carter Co, TN was just across the North Carolina state line. By 1870, I believe she died.

In 1892 we have another letter written by Nancy Day Mays (wife of Morgan Mays - son of Larkin Benjamin Mays)that states "You want to know what became of your brother Wain & you sister Susan. Your brother Wain was in this contry a little while before your Father & brother James moved from this country and started back to the Indiana to his children and I have not heard from him since & Susan the old man Jake [Jack] Robbins said today that she married Calvin Hartley, old Benjamin Hartlys son." This letter was to John Calvin Mays son of Larkin Benjamin Mays. Larkin Benjamin Mays moved to Jefferson Co, IL with his daughter Minerva and her family and his son James. We have pension papers that states he moved to IL in 1854.

Also we have proof that Matilda's brother Morgan M Mays was in Indiana in 1847. Morgan and Nancy Day Mays had a son named James in Indiana. Morgan Mays died in Indiana. I believe, Matilda, Madison Wayne and Morgan M all were in Indiana at some point.

Photo of Mays children at Liledoun School, Taylorsville, Alexander Co, NC. Photo provided by Ed Lyons.

William and Loucinda Photo provided by Ed Lyons.

4. M i. William Pinkney MAYS was born on 21 May 1869. He died on 21 Jun 1940. Married Lucinda Fox born 5 Mar 1870 and died 1 Mar 1958, Alexander Co, NC. Lucinda was the daughter of David Fox and Prudence Munday.

William and Lucinda are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

William and Lucinda had the following children:


Mays Sisters Daughters of William and Lucinda. Photo provided by Ed Lyons.
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4A Erva Mae Mays born 14 may 1880. She died 21 Mar 1981, Titusville, Florida. Obit provided by Ed Lyons.
4B Harriet Leoma Mays born 15 Oct 1892 and died 12 Jul 1915, Alexander Co, NC.
Harriet is buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

4C Lillie S Mays born 7 May 1894 and died 25 Apr 1983, Cabarrus Co, NC. Married Roby Jenkins.
4D Clarissa Mays born 23 Jul 1898 and died 13 Mar 1997, Burke Co, NC. Married William Jenkins.
4E Minnie Rose Mays 26 Aug 1901 and died Oct 1980. Married George Roscoe Cline born 29 Jan 1898 and died 27 Jan 1969, Alexander Co, NC. Son of Waitsel Cline and Dora Icenhour.

4F Euna R Mays born 11 May 1903 and died 3 Mar 1988, Rowan Co, NC. Married Foak Shaw Echerd. SS Death Index shows death date as 2/29/1988.
Euna and Foak are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

4G Pauline Christine Mays born 28 Mar 1907and died 8 Apr 2002, Alexander Co, NC. Married Robert Forrest Jackson and secondly Clyde B Jolly.
Clyde and Pauline are buried St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

4H Reba Munzell Mays born 28 Oct 1909 and died 24 Dec 1995, Alexander Co, NC. Married David J Chapman.
4I Ethel Eugenia Mays born 23 Sep 1912 and died 26 OCT 1999, Alexander Co, NC. Married Mack Ervin Little. Buried Liledoun Baptist Church, Alexander Co, NC.
4J Beatrice Evelyn Mays born 16 May 1908 and died 15 Jan 1998, Catawba Co, NC. Married Roy H Keever.

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8 M v. Freeman Gilmore MAYS was born on 25 Sep 1865 in Catawba Co, NC. He died on 9 Dec 1929. The Landmark Jan 1 1904.

Freeman's Obit. - Landmark of Statesville - 12/16/1929.

Freeman married Alice Melinda SIPE on 24 Dec 1896. Alice was born on 31 Mar 1866. She died on 9 Jan 1927. Alice's Obit. - Landmark of Statesville - 1/13/1927.


Freeman and Alice had the following children:

8A Carrie Mays born Feb 1882.
8B Fredrick Mays born 7 Aug 1889 and died 2 Jul 1899, buried St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.
Fredrick's grave.

8C Herbert Luther Mays born 29 Dec 1888. Note ** Herbert's draft registration says he is single with 4 dependent children. He was married to Leona Mae Stafford and Clara McBride.
8D Fannie Mays born 29 Jan 1901. Married Jason L Ingram.

8E Cordie Mae Mays born 4 Jul 1906. Died 11 Sep 1972. Married Jay Stine son of Clyde Stine and Fannie Fox.
Jay and Cordie are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

8F Katie Ida Mays born 9 Jun 1909 and died 4 May 2005, Catawba Co, NC.

Katie Ida Mays, age 95, of Church Rd., Taylorsville, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Frye Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Alexander County June 9, 1909, the daughter of the late Freeman G. Mays and Alice M. Sipe Mays. She was baptized in infancy into the service of the Lord and was later instructed in the Christian faith and confirmed at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Taylorsville. Ms. Mays was a lifelong resident of the Ellendale Community, and as a child, she attended Reese School. She later worked at Sipe Lumber Company and at various hosiery mills. She also served as custodian at St. Luke Lutheran Church for several years. Gardening and quiltmaking were her favorite activities. Family members preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, include her eldest daughter, Alice Arcelia Mays Pope, and four grandchildren, Bobby Pope, Arcelia Pope, Hall Dean Mays, and Tina Marie Mays. Surviving family members include three sons, Hall Delmas Mays and wife Geneva, Harland Delano Mays and wife Phyllis, and Redge Colin Mays and wife Sue, all of Taylorsville; a daughter, Ellen Faye Mays Campbell and husband Tommy of Taylorsville; a son-in-law, Bobby Pope of Davie, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Sandra Pope of Marion, Becky Pope Jones and husband Walter of Taylorsville, Donna Mays Ester and husband Randy of Hickory, and Jay Lee Mays, Arland Mays, Michael Mays, Carrie Mays Head and husband Jason, Tracy Campbell, and Erica Campbell, all of Taylorsville; and two great-grandchildren, Megan Jones and Kimberly Jones, both of Taylorsville. Funeral services were conducted Friday, May 6, 2005, at St. Luke Lutheran Church with Rev. Ron Orovitz officiating. Burial followed in the St. Luke Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to the Katie Mays Memorial Fund, c/o St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1364 Church Rd., Taylorsville, NC.
Katie's grave. Back of Katie's stone.


8G Bessie Irene Mays born 22 Sep 1912 and died 29 Oct 1920.
Bessie is buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

Ola Reese Mays born 2 Apr 1882 and died 25 Jun 1952. Buried St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC. This was Freeman's second wife.


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9. John Albert Mays and Lydia Jane Reese had the following children:

9A. Nora Mahalia Mays born 27 Oct 1890 and died 7 Apr 1970. Married Oscar Beach.
9B. Ida Clementine Mays born 8 Dec 1892 and died 27 Feb 1956. Married Ransom Wilson.
9C. Arthur Jason Mays born 9 Feb 1895 and died 14 Jan 1947. Married Chancy Earp.
9D. Florence Ada Mays born 27 Jun 1897 and died 9 Jun 1960. Married Ernest Hines.
9E. Ralph William Mays born 1900 and died 22 Jul 1954. Married Goldie Candas Teague.
Ralph and Goldie are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

9F. Texie Mays born 7 Nov 1902 and died 16 jun 1989. Married Pleas Rufty. Texie and Pleas are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.


9G. Vance Sylvester Mays born 31 Dec 1904 and died 7 Jan 1937. Married Mary Kerley.
Vance and Mary are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

9H. Garland Clarence Mays born 21 Mar 1907 and died 29 Oct 1934.
Newspaper Article
Garland is buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.


9I. Ray Erastas Mays born 31 Mar 1910 and died Mar 1964. Married Bessie Echerd.
Ray and Bessie are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

9J. Blake Leslie Mays born 28 Jul 1915 and died 13 Aug 1969. Married Ruth Jenkins.
Blake and Ruth are buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.


Ruth Jenkins Mays, age 85, of Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville and formerly of Sipe Road, Taylorsville, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Valley Nursing Center, where she had been a resident for four years. She had been in declining health for five years.

Born in Alexander County July 20, 1921, she was the youngest child of the late John Avery Jenkins and Margaret Sophia Patterson Jenkins. She was an active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the choir for more than fifty years, a member of the Women of the ELCA, and was the first woman to serve on the congregational council.

For many years, she worked in the textile industry but retired in 1979 from the Alexander County Department of Social Services, where she had worked for ten years providing respite care for caregivers. She enjoyed traveling, painting, reading, and a number of other hobbies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Blake Leslie Mays, who died in 1969; a grandson, Scott Leslie Mays, who died in 1997; eight brothers and half-brothers, Jay, Pleas, Gaither, Nelson, Will, Roby, and Rev. Arthur Jenkins and an infant brother; and eight sisters and half-sisters, Lucy Mays, Mae Fox, Ethel Hafer, Blanche Underwood, Mary Lou Benfield, Leona Auton, Josie Munday, and Carrie Keever.

Survivors include a son, Glenn Mays of the Bethlehem Community; a daughter, Margaret M. Jimison and husband John of Taylorsville; a sister, Vanoah Stafford of Taylorsville; three grandchildren, Christopher and Joseph Jimison of Taylorsville and Angie Nail and husband Rodney of Lewisville; two great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at St. Luke Lutheran Church with Rev. Andrew Miller and Dr. Bill Mims officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers included Johnny Rufty, Christopher Jimison, Joseph Jimison, Dean Jenkins, Wayne Jenkins, and Marshall Stafford. Honorary pallbearers included members of the St. Luke Adult Sunday School Class and the Senior Choir.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1364 Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681; The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058; The American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202; or to The Alzheimer’s Association, 260 First Ave. NW, Suite 218, Hickory, NC 28601.

Taylorsville Times 8/3/2006

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11.Cephus Filo MAYS and Renda Jane WILLET Isenhour had the following children:

11A. Troy R Mays born 17 Mar 1894 and died 12 Jan 1958, Alexander Co, NC. Married Ida Little.
11B. William Carl Mays born 5 Feb 1896 and died 3 Jan 1976, Rowan Co, NC. Married Minnie Bean. Lived Jerusalem, Davie, North Carolina, 1930. Brother John Thomas lived with them.
11C. John Thomas Mays born 29 May 1900 and died 26 Dec 1933.
John is buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

11D. Esther "Espy" Mays born 1903 and died 11 Apr 1922, Alexander Co, NC. Espy is buried at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.

Obiturary. Landmark of Statesville 4/13/1922. Obit is wrong. She is buried at St Luke Lutheran Church, Alexander Co, NC.


11E. Floyd Howard Mays born 25 Apr 1906 and died 3 Jun 1976, Alexander Co, NC. Married Lucy Odell Jenkins.

Renda had at least one son by a previous marriage, Monroe Isenhour born 1889 and died 23 Jan 1951, Alexander Co, NC. Not sure why but in 1920, Monroe and his wife Cloe Pritchard was listed as Jenkins. Monroe's Obit states his wife was the former Cloe Ellis. On birth records she is listed as Cloe Pritchard.

Monroe's Obit. Landmark of Statesville 1/23/1951.

Renda's daughter Bertha Icenhour was living in their household in 1910 with her daughter 2 year old Lula Icenhour.

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12. Minerva A "Nerva" MAYS and William Thomas Walker was living Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina in 1910 with the following children:

12A. Obediah "Obe" Walker born 8 Jan 1893 and died 30 Mar 1968, Cleveland Co, NC.
12B. Demrick Clause Walker born 1895 and died 7 Dec 1987, Burke Co, NC. Married Effie Snipes.
12C. Gertrude Walker born 1897.
12D. Sylvanus Gilmore Walker born 12 Oct 1900, Alexander Co, NC. Parents listed as Minerva Walker and William T Walker. Sylvanus died 29 Sep 1981, Cabarrus Co, NC.
12E. Lissie Walker born 1902.
12F. Roy Moses Walker born 1 Dec 1906 and died 12 Feb 1983. Married Pearl Triplett born 2 Jun 1907 and died 12 Sep 1991. Roy and Pearl are buried Brookford Cemetery, Catawba Co, NC.
12G. Lonie Walker born 1909.
Dovie Mays born 1889. Listed as niece.

In 1920 living Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina more children added to their family:
12H. Nora Walker born 1914.
Henry Franklin Walker born 26 Jun 1915 and died 28 Feb 1962, Catawba Co, NC.
12I. Garland Walker born 22 Sep 1916 and died Nov 1966, Catawba Co, NC.
12J. Eula Mae Walker born 12 Mar 1918 and died 14 Mar 2002, Caldwell Co, NC. Parents listed as William Thomas Walker and Menerva Mays. Married Lonnie Herman. Eula and Lonnie divorced 16 Jun 1958, Catawba Co, NC. Eula is buried at Brookford cemetery, Catawba Co, NC.

Minerva died in 1920 and by 1930 William was living Hickory, Catawba Co, NC with his second wife Mary E. Unknown Maiden name Whitener, born 1891. Mary had 4 sons, Eugene, Claude, Tom and J C Whitener.
William and Mary had a daughter born 16 Jan 1925 Altha Leona Walker, Catawba Co, NC.


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Other Mays related graves at St. Luke Cemetery, Alexander Co, NC.

Daughter of 8C. Hubert Luther Mays and Clara McBride. Only thing I can read is Daughter of HL & CM Mays and the word Nov.

Infant son Stine. Son of Jay Stine and 8E. Cordie Mae Mays.

Infant Daughter Mays born 29 Dec 1939 and died 7 Jan 1940. Daughter of 9E. Ralph William Mays and Goldie Candas Teague.

Infant Daughter Mays born Nov 1940 and died 5 Dec 1940. Daughter of 9E. Ralph William Mays and Goldie Candas Teague.

Note **** I believe these girls were twins and someone mixed up there dates.

Hall Delmas "Dean" Mays Jr. Son of Hall Delmas Mays Sr & Geneva Lou Auton. Grandson of 8F. Katie Mays.

Tina Marie Mays. Daughter of Hall Delmas Mays Sr & Geneva Lou Auton. Grandson of 8F. Katie Mays.


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Son of 4E. Minnie Rose Mays and George Roscoe Cline.
Jimmy Kenneth Cline, 71, of Taylorsville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, September 30, 2007, at his residence following a year of rapidly declining health.

He was born in Alexander County April 22, 1936, the son of the late George Roscoe Cline and Minnie Rose Mays Cline. He was a member of Rocky Face Baptist Church. He had been employed as a poultry farmer for Mountaire Farms and formerly as an engineer for Broyhill Furniture industries.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Cline Reese and Ruby Cline Helton.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Loudermilt Cline of Taylorsville; two sons, Greg Cline and Kenny Cline and wife Treasa, all of Taylorsville; two daughters, Lorrie Myers and husband Ronnie and Vickie Chapman and husband Dennis, all of Taylorsville; fourteen grandchildren, Tammy Frye, Jason Myers, Carla Daniels, Katie Green, Kyle Shepherd, Kala Shepherd, Tennille Hileman, Tia Icenhour, Tiffany Icenhour, Cortni Cline, Colt Cline, Dallas Cline, Dacia Cline, and Casey Cline; six great-grandchildren, Maddox Hileman, Dixie Daniels, Kyla Teague, Gracie Shepherd, Andrew Myers, and Chloe Myers; three brothers, John Cline, William Cline and wife Mary Faye, and Clay Cline and wife Blondell, all of Taylorsville; one sister, Sybil Sipe, of Taylorsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at Rocky Face Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Dula officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers included Tommy Green, Greg Barr, Randy Hileman, David Treadway, Dennis Patterson, Jason Myers, and Kyle Shepherd. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Funeral arrangements were provided by Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville.

Taylorsville Times 10/4/2007.

Daughter of 8D. Fannie Mays and Jason Ingram.
Yvonne Mae Ingram Patterson, 77, of Stony Point, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

She was born November 7, 1930, to the late Jason Ingram and Fannie Mays Ingram in Alexander County.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Ingram; and two brothers, R.J. and Paul Ingram.

She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she served as church clerk, in the WMU, Sunday School teacher and organizer of “Golden Agers” functions. She spent the majority of her life as a loving housewife and mother, and also worked for several years at Kay Haynes in Taylorsville.

Loved ones left to cherish her memory include her husband of fifty-seven years, Kermit Patterson, of the home; two sons, Tony Lee Patterson and wife Jan of Hays, N.C., and Tracy Neal Patterson and wife Anita of Stony Point; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Macedonia Baptist Church, off Hwy. 16 in Taylorsville with Rev. Dan Spears officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be given to Macedonia Baptist Church, 63 Macedonia Church Rd., Taylorsville, N.C. 28681. Alexander Funeral Service of Taylorsville was in charge of arrangements.

Taylorsville Times 2/28/2008.
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Sources:
US Census
Social Security Death Index.
NC Birth Index.
St Luke Cemetery, Alexander Co, NC.]
Newspapers


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