Edward J. “Ed” Mayes, 77, a retired Joplin farmer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and reading and was a 50-year member of the Masons, died of natural causes Thursday, March 12, 2009, at the Chester nursing home.
Masonic Rites were held 2:30 p. m. Sunday, March 15, 2009, at the Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester. Burial followed at the Joplin Cemetery. Ed is survived by his wife of 58 years, Cleo Mayes of Joplin; his daughter, Bette (Cory) Pierson of Havre; his granddaughter, Savanna Pierson of Havre; and brother, Everette Mayes of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings. FRANCIS JAMES MCCARVEL obituary When Irish eyes are smiling, Sure, ’tis like the morn in Spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter You can hear the angels sing. . .