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Nancy Barker Mays

Nancy Barker MaysFuneral services for Nancy Barker Mays, age 71 of Mount Vernon, were at be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home, with Bro. Randy Sinclair officiating.

 Burial was at Stouts Creek Cemetery with Jeff French, Cole Barker, Jason Mays, Lindy Shippley, Chad French, and John Russell Mays serving as pallbearers.  
Ms. Mays died on Thursday, Dec. 19 in Gilmer.  She was born on June 25, 1942, in Paris, Texas, to Fred Barker and Dorthy White Barker.  She was a licensed cosmetologist and taught cosmetology for the Mount Pleasant ISD for 10 years. She also owned and operated The Ritz beauty shop in Mount Pleasant.  
She is survived by a companion, John Murray; a son, John Russell Mays, of Saltillo; a daughter, Jennifer Cooper of Hagansport; a brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Sue Barker of Mount Vernon; a grandson, Jace Cooper, and wife, Sheena; granddaughter, Jillian Weaver, and husband, Cody; a granddaughter, Jacquelyn Mendez, and husband, Levi, all of Hagansport; grandsons, Jeffery and Chad French, of Mount Vernon; and great grandchildren: Christian and Zachary French, Jaylee Weaver, Lilyana Mendez, and Jax Hagan Cooper.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janet French, in August 2001; a grandson, Christopher French, in October 1993; and a brother, Jack Barker, in May 2009.
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#1 Old friendRalph K. Banks 2013-12-30 17:05
Nancy was one of my dear friends as we attended Mount Vernon High School during the 1950's together. May our dear God comfort her family in her loss.