CANA, Va. Mr. Steve Garfield Mayes, 62, of Cana, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Mission Hospital in Asheville. He was born May 19, 1947, in Carroll County to the late Willie Frank and Ida Felts Mayes. Mr. Mayes was a retired worker for the city of Mount Airy and a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam Campaign. He is survived by his wife, Betty Allen Mayes of the home; sons and daughter-in-law, Charles Mayes and special friend Shani Austin of Cana, James and Shelia Mayes of Cana and Daniel Mayes of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Brian Sawyers of Cana; grandchildren, Marc Mayes, Madison Mayes, Connor Mayes, Hayden Sawyers and Mason Sawyers; brothers and sisters-in-law, Watson and Sue Mayes of Richmond, Gary Rambo and Ann Mayes of Cana and Jeff and Kay Mayes of Mount Airy; and special dog, Brutis. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mayes was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Mayes; and infant sister, Rose Annette Mayes. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Howell Funeral Chapel of Mount Airy conducted by the Rev. Dennis Bledsoe with interment to follow at Mount Bethel Moravian Church Cemetery with full military rites to be performed by VFW Post #1115 of Hillsville. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Howell Funeral Service of Mount Airy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Rathburn Center, 121 Sherwood Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Online condolences may be made at www.howellfuneralservices.com.
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