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Surnames: MAYS, CANARY, WHEATLEY, PATE, COCKRAN, KENNEDY, NORTON, THOMPSON
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I have Mary's obituary for you. I have taken the Breckinridge newspaper since 1980,
and have saved all the obituaries. Put them in scrapbooks. This is why I am able to
supply you with your grandmothers' obit.
Breckinridge County Herald-News, published in Hardinsburg, Ky, Issue dated Wednesday, May
MRS. MARY LOU MAYS, a 47 year old Webster resident, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, May 1
(1981), at the home of her step-daughter, Ms. Eula Mae MAYS of Irvington, following a
Surviving in addition to her step-daughter, is her husband Henry B. MAYS; two daughters,
Mrs. Shirley CANARY, Webster, and Mrs. Ruby DIERE, New Middletown, Indiana.
Also surviving are four sisters, Ms. Beverly MAYS and Ms. Delois WHEATLEY, both of
Westview, Ms. Francis PATE and Ms. Virginia COCKRAN, both of Indiana; two brothers, David
PATE, Pleasure Ridge Park and Henry WHEATLEY, Jr. Oklahoma, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Alexander Funeral Home Chapel,
Irvington, with the Rev. Arthur Thornhill and the Rev. Elmer Wheatley officiating. Burial
was in the Webster Cemetery.
Breckinridge County, Ky Cemeteries, Vol 2, copyright 1997
Edited by Virginia Hinton and Shirley Pile
Published by the Breckinridge County Historical Society, Inc.
Webster United Methodist Church Cemetery
Located in the town of Webster, at end of lane from Lodiburg Road. North of Ky 703.
Mays, Henry B., Jr. Mar 31, 1910 -- Oct 28, 1996
husband of Mary Lou
Mays, Mary Lou July 3, 1933 -- May 01, 1981
wife of Henry B. Mays
Breckinridge County Herald-News, Hardinsburg, Kentucky
Issue dated Wednesday, November 6, 1996
Henry B. MAYS, 86, died Monday, October 28 (1996) at his home in Webster after a lengthy
illness. He was born March 31, 1910 in Meade County, a son of the late Henry MAYS and
Aloma KENNEDY MAYS. He was retired from Olean Corp., was a blacksmith by trade and a
farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou MAYS in 1981.
Survivors include one daughter, Eula Mae NORTON, Webster, one granddaughter, Virginia
THOMPSON, one great-granddaughter and one great-great-grandson.
The funeral was held October 31 at the Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. Elmer Wheatley
officiating. Burial was in Webster Cemetery.
I will try and see what else I can find on your grandmother. Hope this helps.
Peggy L. Russell
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