Jimmy E. Mayers, 74, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at his residence. He was born July 17, 1936 in Appling County to the late K. C. Mayers and the late Mymie Hall Mayers and had resided here all of his life. Mr. Mayers was self-employed as a carpenter and was a member of Zoar Baptist Church. He was the past president and chairman of the Altamaha Soil Conservation and was the past master of Holmesville Masonic Lodge 195. Jimmy was preceded in death by a sister, Willie Tuten and a brother, Brookie Mayers.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Mayers of Baxley; two daughters, Sharon Mayers and Donna Branch, both of Baxley; one son, Edsel B. Mayers and wife, Kathy of Baxley; one brother, Lee Mayers of Baxley; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one step-sister, Carolyn Mullis of Baxley and one step-brother, Guyton Branch of Vidalia.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 27 at Zoar Baptist Church with the Revs. Allen Carter and Greg Rentz officiating. Eulogy was given by D. C. Orvin. Interment followed in Zoar Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jimmy Griffin, Jimmy Carter, Danny Orvin, Hugh Mayers, Steve Wynn, John Smith, David Wilson and John Godfrey.
Honorary pallbearers were Zoar Baptist Men’s Sunday-School Class, Sand Hill Creek Free Will Baptist Men’s Sunday School Class, Andy Branch, Randy Deal, James Eason, past and present members of Altamaha Soil Conservation, Curtis Stone, Lewis Dean, Charlie Leggett, David Burke, Billy Lewis, Frances Martin, Carl O’Quinn and Russell Tanner.
Musical selections were rendered by Glynda Reeves.
Arrangements were under the directions of David E. Miles Funeral Home.