George Glover MaysSep 24th, 2013 | By Admin | Category: Obituaries
Col. (Ret) George Glover Mays, 87, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at home with his family. George was born in Monticello in April of 1926. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. During this time, George was part of the 6th Marine Division serving in the Pacific Theater and was present in Landing Day on the island of Okinawa. He later served in the US Army, after graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans, La. There, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Army ROTC. George obtained the rank of Colonel during his Army career. He also served two tours in Vietnam. George is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mateel Prince Mays, formerly of Greenville; daughter, Melissa Trebuchon and her husband Matt of Harmony, formerly of Peachtree City, Ga.; son, Richard Mays of Peachtree City, Ga.; sisters, Christine Millinor of Madison and Louise Searcy of Tallahassee; grandchildren, Rachel and Daniel Stone, both of Peachtree City, Ga., and Matthew Trebuchon; and two great-grandchildren. His parents, Dannitte Hill Mays and Francis Lavonia Garwood Mays, of Monticello, preceded George in death. The family received visitors at Carl J Mowell & Son in Peachtree City on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 5-7 p.m., and will receive visitors at Beggs Funeral Home in Monticello on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. There was a memorial service on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Peachtree City, Ga., at 11 a.m. There will be an additional memorial service following the visitation on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the graveside, Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Fayette County, Ga., Humane Society (www.fayettehumane.org) or the Georgia Chapter Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/georgia). A special thank you to Gentiva Hospice and Senior Helpers.