James F. Mays

November 5, 1934 - May 10, 2008

11/05/1934 - 05/10/2008

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Visitation
Thursday May 15, 2008
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Living Word Open Bible Church
Wheeling, WV
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Service
Thursday May 15, 2008
12:00 pm
Living Word Open Bible Church
Wheeling, WV
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Mays, James F., 73, of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, May 10, 2008 at home.
He was born November 5, 1934 in Wheeling, a son of the late Darl D. and Elizabeth Stevenson Mays.
He owned and operated a furniture and glass store in Gettysburg, PA for many years and was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. He was a member of the Living Word Open Bible Church, Wheeling. James was a member of the Gettysburg Elks Lodge No. 1045, and the Shadyside Lodge No. 724, Free and Accepted Masons. He was an avid WVU football and basketball fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Jean Gates Mays; his second wife, Sally J. Pauley Mays; three brothers, Raymond, Harry and Melvin Mays; three sisters, Claire Lee Weitzig, Eleanor DeSilvestri, and Gladys Winiesdorffer; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Joyce and Bill Cortney, Nancy Crawford, and Duane Gates.
Surviving are a son, James F. Mays, Jr. of Leola, PA; a daughter, Dawn Gary Roberts of Sabillasville, MD; three grandchildren, Kenny Jennifer Rosenberry, Matthew and Sarah Roberts; two great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Jarryd Rosenberry; three step-sons, Joe Jessie Pauley of Ocala, FL, David Susie Pauley of Wheeling, and Scott Kim Pauley of Wheeling; three brothers, John Irene Mays of Delaware, OH, Roger Mays of Springfield, OH, and Gerald Bert Mays of New Carlisle, OH; three sisters, Patricia Zimmerman of Las Vegas, Nev., Virginia Albert Chieffalo of Benwood, WV, and Dolores Grover of Clarington, OH; two step-grandchildren, Christina Pauley and Alaina Pauley; many special nieces and nephews; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Thelma Mays, Irene Mays, Mary Mays, Patricia Gates and Keith Crawford.
Friends received 11:00 am until time of service at noon on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at the Living Word Open Bible Church, 2112 Market St., Wheeling, with Rev. Vince Bevill officiating.
Interment at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV.
Online condolences may be expressed at altmeyer.com.

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Phyllis Wynkoop
8 years ago

Dear Dawn, Gary, and Family,

May you find peace and comfort in knowing so many cared for your Dad Jim. Keep those happy times and special memories always close to your heart. In my thoughts and prayers.

Charlotte Rowan Pavilack
8 years ago

Dear Patty & Family

PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES. I DIDN’T HEAR OF THIS SAD NEWS IN TIME TO PAY A VISIT. HOW UNFORTUNATE THAT HE & SALLY DIDN’T HAVE LONGER TOGETHER. MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU & BE WITH YOU.

CHARLOTTE

Shirley Stevenson Applegarth Kartman
8 years ago

I have many wonderful memories of my many cousins. Jimmy and Patty being nearest my age. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Greg Baker
8 years ago

Jim was a great friend and I’ll treasure the memories of our friendship. Attending Penn State games with him was an experience that anyone would have enjoyed. He and his family always treated me as if I were one of their own. I can’t possibly express my condolences in any manner that reflects the loss you’ve experienced. Any assistance I can offer is available. Anything.

Greg

Stewart Roberts
8 years ago

My friend Jim will be greatly missed. Enjoyed those moments when Jim would visit and talk. My prayers go out to my daughter-in-law Dawn and the rest of the family.

John, Kim, & Andrew Lavigne
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dawn, Gary, Matthew, Sarah, Kenny, and the rest of the Mays family. Thoughts of visits, picnics, & celebrations together and how Jim loved it all will always come to mind. May our Lord be with you during this difficult time.