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Walton County Public Safety Say Goodbye to One of Their Own

Loganville and Walton County fire departments honored Jim Mayes with a ladder truck arch for his funeral procession on Friday. Mayes, a Loganville resident and member of the WCSO, died unexpectedly Tuesday.

Members of Walton County and Loganville fire departments formed a ladder arch on Friday for the funeral procession of , of Loganville, to pass under.

Mayes, a Loganville resident and detective with the , 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 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.

David Binder August 31, 2012 at 09:55 PM
My condolences to the family.

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