A large crowd paid last respects to E. B. Mayes, 77-year-old farmer, sheriff, and county judge at funeral services Sunday.
The Rev. M. C. Eidson of Austin and the Rev. Wm. M. Davis were in charge of the service and Masonic services were held at the graveside in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Mayes has been in public life as a constable, sheriff, county judge for about forty years and was one of the organizers of the Columbus State Bank in 1919.
The Mayes Hotel owner was first elected to public office from Oakland where he was born and where his surviving son, Howard B.; sister, Mrs. Mary Jo. Mayes and his brother J. D. Mayes still live.
Oakland was then known as Prairie Point. He was the son of Joshua Pritchard Mayes and Elizabeth Fowlkes Mayes.
In 1892 he was married to Miss Zula Sanders in the Live Oak Community.
Mr. Mayes was preceded in death by his wife in 1945. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. D. H. Wilson of San Antonio.
Colorado County Citizen, October 30, 1947, Page 3, Column 3
News article submitted by Regena Williamson
Zula Sanders Mayes
1876–1945 (m. 1892)
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