Members of Walton County and Loganville fire departments formed a ladder arch on Friday for the funeral procession of Jim Mayes, 67, of Loganville, to pass under.
Mayes, a Loganville resident and detective with the Walton County Sheriff's Office, suffered a brain aneurysm on Monday, passing away the following day. According to WSCO Detective Chris Cannon, the loss of Mayes will be significantly felt by his friends and co-workers at the WCSO.
A funeral for Mayes was held in the First Baptist Church of Loganville before a procession for burial at Corinth Memorial Gardens. Loganville Fire Department Ladder Truck No. 15 and Walton County Fire Dept Ladder Truck No. 14 formed the arch displaying the American Flag for the procession to drive under.
In his obituary, Mayes was described as a "loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all, Mayes was a member and faithful Greeter with Guest Services at First Baptist Church of Loganville. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. Mayes was a retired Detective with the DeKalb County Police Department with 25 years of service and was presently working with the Walton County Sheriff Department."
Mayes is survived by wife of 39 years: Claudine Phillips Mayes, Loganville; Children: Cristye & James Moon, Sean & Carla Mayes, Stacy Mayes, all of Monroe; Mother-in-law: Evelyn Phillips, Covington; Brothers & Sister-in-law: Thom & Dianne Mayes, Demorest; Craig Mayes, Stone Mountain; Grandchildren: Shelby, Jordan & Evan Moon, Conner Mayes and any nieces and nephews.