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Funeral services for Truett Mayes, 60, were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 2 in the First Baptist Church of Plainview, with Dr. Carlos McLeod, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. Floyd Haddock, pastor of Ralls First Baptist Church. Mayes died at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Lubbock's West Texas Hospital. He became ill in Lubbock on Feb. 21.

He was Executive Director of the South Plains Association of Governments, having been appointed to that position in February 1974. He had been associated with SPAG since 1970. He was a former Ralls resident and graduated from Ralls High School. He and Winona Ford were married in Ralls on Feb. 23, 1941.

Mayes was a former resident of Crosbyton. He was president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1955. He had served on the Crosbyton City Council and was named Man of the Year in 1960. He was a very active resident in Crosbyton during the years he and his family lived here.

He was awarded a bronze Andrew Carnegie Hero Medal in 1963 after rescuing a man from a burning building. He was a Shriner, a Mason and a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Plainview.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Nonette) Robinson of Plainview and Mrs. Joe (Karen) Flood of Hereford; one brother, William H. (Bill) of Ralls; one sister, Faye Cornwell of Ralls; and three grandchildren.

Burial was in Ralls Cemetery under the direction of Lemons Funeral Home.

Crosbyton Review, February 28, 1979
Record provided by Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum
transcribed by Linda Fox Hughes

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