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Mays (Putnam)

June 14, 1936 – December 23, 2018

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Carlene Mays
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Obituary for Carlene Mays (Putnam)

On Sunday, December 23, 2018, Carlene Putnam Mays of Daleville, Virginia, loving mother of three children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, passed away at the age of 82. Carlene was born in Bath County Virginia on June 14, 1936 to Raymond Putnam & Pauline Putnam McGuire. She graduated in 1953 from Central High school in Clifton Forge. She attended nursing school at C&O Hospital in Clifton Forge. In 1956, she married Sidney Mays and they raised three sons, Mark, David, and Jeff. Carlene had a passion for music, especially classical. She was a beautiful pianist. Her personality was big. She had immeasurable charisma along with a warm smile and wonderful sense of humor. Most who met Carlene never forgot her. She never met a stranger. Carlene had a great sense of compassion & spoke out for those less fortunate. She loved the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains & Virginia. Carlene was preceded in death by her husband, Owen S. Mays, Jr., a son, David Mays, two sisters, Mary Elizabeth & Jacquelyn, and her adored sister-in-law, Susie Mays. She is survived by her sons, Mark & Jeff, a sister-in-law, Addie Vance of Clifton Forge, her grandchildren, Jacob, Amanda, Joshua, Michael, Jake (Dusty), and Melinda, great-grandchildren Brandon, Nathen, Rowen, and Isaac, brothers, Bill and Alton, special friends, Jennifer Mays & Logan Terry, in addition to many cousins, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at Nicely Funeral Home in Clifton Forge, VA on Thursday, December 27th at 2pm with Reverend Grover Nicely officiating. A visitation will occur from 12:30 until 2 prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

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