John Mayes, 86, of Margaretville died March 20, 2012 at Catskill Regional Hospital in Harris from heart complications.
John was born October 15, 1925 in New Kingston and was a life-long resident of this area. He was warm hearted, free spirited and loved being outdoors. He enjoyed his time raising and caring for animals, listening to country music and playing his guitar. He was an out-standingand friendly character who made an unforgettable impression on anyone who met him and although he never married or had child-ren of his own he left behind many close friends and family.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by five sisters; Lena Starkweather, Stella Mead, Anna Mead, Miss Daisy Mayes, and Ella Hunter; and one brother, Frank.
Calling hours were held on Sunday March 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at the
Hynes Funeral Home with Pastor Shirley Davis officiating. Burial is in the New Kingston Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hynes