RAY MAYES, 72, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Middles boro, Ky., he was the son of the late Walter and Emeline Mayes. He was formerly employed at Flashfold Carton Corp. He is survived by his daughter, Gidget (Will) Bodenheimer of Fort Wayne; stepchildren, Tammy Carpenter of Lafayette and Sherman Ray Brown of Fort Wayne; brother, Earl Mayes of New Tazwell, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Mayes, in 1999; and brothers, Ted, Charlie, Hubert, Ralph, and Floyd. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at E. Harper & Son Funeral, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling three hours prior. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to Ossian Health & Rehabilitation. To share online condolences, please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

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