Pauls Valley Democrat
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma —
Nina Elizabeth Mayes of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Tom Neil and Amie Lee (Williams) McMahan on July 28, 1935 in Maysville, Oklahoma and passed from this life on September 8, 2013 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 78 years.
Nina’s father died when she was young. At age 16, she moved to Texas to work to help support her mother in Paoli. She picked cotton in her younger years and later worked as a butcher and nurses aide.
In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and spending time with her grandkids. The highlight of her life was time spent caring for her mother and sister in her last years.
Nina was a devout Christian. Telling her children about Jesus was her most important goal in life and to see her family saved.
Mrs. Mayes is survived by her son, James Phillip Mayes of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 3 daughters: JoAnn Green of Washington, Oklahoma, Louise Frasier of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Michelle Mayes of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; brother, Bobby McMahan of Washington, Oklahoma; 2 sisters: Frona Lue McMahan of Wynnewood, Oklahoma, and Jocie McMahan of Moore, Oklahoma; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mayes was preceded in death by her husband Harding Warren Mayes, parents Tom and Amie McMahan, and brother R.T. McMahan.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in the Wooster Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Ledbetter officiating.
Interment was in the Paoli Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.
You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.