Born January 3, 1924, in Crystal, MI, the son of Matthew Mayes and Lina Davenport-Mayes, passed away March 12, 2011, at the age of 87, after an extended illness.

He was a veteran of WWII, member of the 3rd Army, 53rd Reif. Btn. serving in the European Theater from 1943-1945.  Carl was a longtime employee of Hausman Corporation-Capitol Steel Division in purchasing, retiring in 1989.  He enjoyed golf and traveling with his soul-mate and spouse of 62 years, Pauline, who passed away in 2008.

Surviving are:  sons, Donald (Ava) Mayes of Haslett, and Blair (Gloria) Mayes of Williamston; grandchildren, Andrew S. (Maricris) Mayes of Evanston, IL, Jen (Aaron) Kerr of Wyoming, MI, Haley (Bryan) Scribner of Portland, MI, Abby Mayes of Tempe, AZ, Chelsea (Greg) Brown of East Lansing; and 8 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.  Private interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to the Burcham Hills Foundation, or to the First Presbyterian Church of Holt in memory of Carl Mayes.

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