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Richard L. Mayes

Richard Mayes

January 14, 1954     ~     March 14, 2016

Richard Lee (Rick) Mayes, age 62, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016, in Athens, Georgia, after a brief illness. He was the only child of Herbert Clifton Mayes and Mary Della Wheeler Mayes Campbell. He owned the Ellis-Mayes Funeral Home in Leitchfield, KY, for many years. He was a long-time member of Broadway Missionary Baptist Church and the Rotary Club in Leitchfield.

He is survived by his loving wife Eve B. Mayes of Pocataligo, GA, sons Jacob (Jill) Mayes of Lawrenceburg, KY, Ben (Tiffany) Mayes of Leitchfield, KY, daughter Jennifer (Brandon) Mayes-Laracuente of Frankfort, KY, and step-son Sean Weeks of Pocataligo, GA. He was so proud of his beloved grandchildren Zachary, Joshua and Jackson Mayes, Haley Weeks, Andrew and Maddox Grant, and grandchild Mayes-Laracuente who is on the way. Numerous cousins in the Glasgow, KY, area and many friends in Athens, GA, also mourn his passing.

Visitation will be open to the public beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday at the Broadway Missionary Baptist Church in Leitchfield, KY. Funeral services conducted by Bro. Chris Cann will be held at the church on Saturday at 11:00 am with a graveside service following at 3:30 pm at the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. All arrangements are being handled by the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home of Glasgow, KY.

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13 Entries for Richard L. Mayes

  1. Eve says:

    Another tall oak tree has fallen in our forest, leaving a great hole in our lives. Thank you, Ninnie & kids, for sharing him with us in Georgia. He was much beloved by who knew him, both here in GA and elsewhere. Ninnie, you “done good”!

    Farewell my beloved husband! Thanks for the many treasured memories with you & your family.

  2. Charles and Judy Wheeler says:

    So sorry for your loss I hadn’t met him but my husband met him at the Christmas Breakfast several years back when Mary was alive I am sure he was a wonderful man I know his Momma was a great woman with a big heart love you all you all are in our prayers

  3. Emmet & Florije says:

    Or deepest condolences to you all. I’ll always remember Rick as friendly and jovial; one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. May everyone find solace and deep peace in the love and consolation of one another.
    Emmet Bondurant
    Florije Sherifovska
    Hayesville, NC

  4. Amy Warren Sanders says:

    I will miss you Big Bro as you were a welcome addition to our family when you and Eve got together back in 2000… Its been hard being apart from both of you after I moved south to FL to live last summer but am thankful we had a blast for mom’s 86th birthday celebration just last month.
    You were such a blessing to us all, just being yourself with us and that will be missed! As Eve said, you are leaving us with a big hole and our memories made with you for the last 16 years won’t be forgotten!
    From the sister you said you always wanted, you didn’t have any idea when you met Eve that you suddenly were part of such a big family, adding 2 sisters and 2 brothers and many others to your “tree” but you adjusted and fit in perfectly and brought much joy and comedy relief at our gatherings.
    There is no other like you.
    Love you always!

  5. Stuart Warren says:

    Rick was quite a guy, with a quick smile and almost always upbeat regardless of what the world threw at him. He brought a lot to our family and will be missed greatly.

  6. Sharon Morrison Majors says:

    Eddie and I are so sorry to hear of Rick’s death. I was his organist the years he was in Grayson County. He was always so pleasant and kind to me. Prayers for his family.

  7. Debra Owen says:

    Eve and family I’m so sorry for your loss. The few times at family gatherings I saw Rick and spoke to him, I could tell he was a kind soul. Eve always spoke about how happy she was with Rick and loved him so. Eve, hopefully time will ease the pain you are in.

    My deepest condolences.

    Debra Owen
    Merritt Island, Florida

  8. Jerry & Sandra Gardner says:

    Eve, Jacob, Ben & Jennifer-So sorry to hear about Rick. He and Mary was such a good friends to us. Good memories from when he was in the funeral business.

  9. Manjeet Chinnan says:

    Dear Eve,

    Please accept my sympathies at the great loss of your life partner. May God bless his soul and give you the strength to bear this loss.

    Manjeet Chinnan

  10. Donna Duvall Arnold says:

    So very sorry to hear about Richard “Rick”. Prayers and condolences to his family, friends and those that loved him. Donna Duvall Arnold, GHS class of 1972

  11. lois bulle says:

    thoughts and prayers are with you

  12. Colonel R. T. Robinson says:

    Very saddened to hear of Rick’s death. He was exceptionally kind and helpful to me when my wife passed away. He personally transported my wife’s remains to Arlington National Cemetery and made the arrangements for her interment. He made bearable a desperate time in my life. Rick was a ray of light when all seemed hopeless. God bless you Rick. I shall always remember you.

  13. Alicia Ross says:

    Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My husband and I are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.