The Times West Virginian

Obituaries

August 20, 2012

Susan Mays

Susan Irene Mays, 49, of Fairmont, passed away Saturday (Aug. 18, 2012) at her home.

She was born in Marion County on July 15, 1963, a daughter of the late Betty Burton.

She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Dale Mays.

Susan was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed fishing. Most important to her were her husband, daughter and grandchildren.

Susan was diagnosed with cancer in December 2011. She used her husband, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as her strength to move through her illness.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Rachel and her husband Hector of Morgantown; her very special grandchildren, Samantha, Brittany, Ruby and Walter; and three great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are four brothers-in-law, James Mays and his wife Bonnie, Ronald Mays and his wife Dale Ann, Billy Mays and his companion Dawn, and Don Mays; sisters-in-law, Janis Carpenter and her husband Gary, Kathleen Gump and her husband Lawson, and Diane Robinette; and several nieces and nephews.

Susan will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Friends may call at Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Ken Wright officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mays Family c/o Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, WV 26554.

Online condolences may be sent to the Mays family at www.carpenterandford.com.

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