James Ernest “Sonny” Mayes, 71, of Marshall County, closed his eyes for the last time on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at St. Thomas Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN. He was the son of the late Willie Wilson Mayes and Katherine Hardin Mayes.
He graduated from Marshall County High where he enjoyed being a member of the basketball team. He was employed by Heil Quaker for many years and was an honorably discharged U.S. Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann Mayes; stepmother, Annie Ruth Mayes; two sons, William Terrell Mayes and Derico Harris of Winchester; two daughters, Wanda Haislip and Michelle Mayes; seven grandchildren; four grandchildren; nine sisters; eleven brothers; one brother-in-law Ronnie (Deborah) Robinson, and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
the funeral service was held Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, and interment was in in Egypt Cemetery.
J. B. Mayberry & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.