James Camp Mayfield
James Camp Mayfield, formerly of Opelika, Alabama was born September 14, 1914 in Concord, Georgia and left this earthly life for his heavenly crown on March 17, 2016 at 101 years of age.
Mr. Mayfield served in the United States Army for 21 years. After retiring he worked for West Point Pepperell as a carpenter. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge number 454 for 57 years as well as being a Shriner.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Homer Mayfield, and Allie Marshall Mayfield; his first wife, Iris Mann Mayfield; and daughter, June Mayfield, son, Blake Mayfield; granddaughter, Lisa Marlin Smyth and his second wife Norene Short Freeman Mayfield as well as two brothers and six sisters..
He is survived by his children, Judy (Ellis) Burgess of Athens, Alabama, Bonnie (Chic) Montgomery of Tucson, Arizona, daughter-in-law, Pat (Blake) Mayfield of Opelika; nine grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren; brothers Haywood Mayfield of Lilburn, Georgia, Jack Mayfield of Jackson’s Gap, Alabama; sister, Kate Cox Gibson of Opelika, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Midway Baptist Church of Athens, Alabama was very special to him and showered him with love. The family also wishes to thank everyone at Gentiva Home Health and the Limestone Health Facility for their loving care in his last days.
Visitation was held in the parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home Saturday, March 19, 2016 from noon until 1 pm
Funeral service was held Saturday, March 19, 2016 in the chapel at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home at 1 pm with Brother Gerome Hilliard officiating. Interment followed at Garden Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33607 or to the Auburn University Psychology Departments, Joseph Bardeen’s Veterans PTSD Research, attention Nicole Johnson, 226Thatch Hall, Auburn, AL 36849.
Frederick-Dean Funeral Home directed.
Thomas J. “Jack”
Thomas J. “Jack” Carrington (1929-2016) passed away peacefully on March 17, 2016, at Bethany House in Auburn, Alabama. Born in Amarillo, Texas, he was one of three sons.
During the 1950s, he served in the Counter Intelligence Corps of the U.S. Army. He then received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky, and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. He taught geology at Birmingham Southern from 1961 to 1967. He came to Auburn University in 1967 and started the Geology Department there. He was a Professor of Geology for 27 years, which included serving as department head for 18 years.
After his retirement in 1994, he enjoyed playing golf, traveling and working outside. He is survived by his wife, Ethel, and his son and daughter Robert Moss and Mary Emily and their families. His family will deeply miss his love, intelligence, and sense of humor.
A memorial service was held on Monday, March 21, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church of Auburn.
The service was directed by Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.