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James Kinchen "Jimmy" Maye, Jr.

James Kinchen “Jimmy” Maye, Jr.

 

Laurens

 

James Kinchen Maye, Jr., age 90, of Laurens, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022, at PRISMA Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.

 

Born in Greenwood, he was the son of the late James Kinchen Maye Sr., and Mary Lewis Maye. Jimmy was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Laurens and was an avid Gamecock Fan. Jimmy retired from Belk as a manager.

 

He is survived by a sister, Katie McGlade and husband Mac of Virginia Beach, VA; two nephews, Patrick James McGlade (Allyson) of Charlotte, NC, and David Robert McGlade (Leah) of McMinnville, OR; a great nephew, Aidan McGlade; two great nieces, Sophie McGlade and Olivia McGlade; special friends, Aaron Fulmer (Debbie), Abby Fulmer, Lynn Cornet and Mary Jacks.

 

Graveside services will be held at 3:00PM on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Long Cane Cemetery in Abbeville conducted by Rev. Adair Rogers.

 

The family will receive friends at Jimmy’s Home, 106 Southview Drive, Laurens, SC 29360 from 5:30-7:00PM after the graveside service.

 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 123 West Atrim Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.


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I was soooo sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Mays. He was always so kind. A good man. God has gained a faithful Soldier in his army. He will truly be missed. Nese (A Taste Of Home) 🕊🙏🏾🕊

Shenese Gilmore Jul 26 2022 12:23 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. May God grant the family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Phil & Lisa Barrett Jul 20 2022 10:56 PM

During my high school years I worked at Belk Department store and Mr. Maye is the one that hired. He was such a kind, sweet man and I really enjoyed working for him. He will be missed.

Trudy K. Smith Jul 20 2022 3:56 PM

Mr. Maye gave me my first job in the shoe department at Belk also. He worked with my senior schedule as my class was first class for early dismissal at lunch. He was such a gentleman and taught me about work ethic as well as was a kind soul. I enjoyed our many talks as we stocked shoes. He would always help with any task if I was only one working that day. He would always call me Pamela and not my nickname. I will remember his sweet and kind spirit. I ran into him many times throughout in the later years. Always a smile and gentleman still

Pam Satterfield Jul 20 2022 12:15 PM

Throughout my high school years and college years, I worked for Belk and had the honor and privilege of working with and knowing Mr. Maye. He was in management and handled all of the promotions and advertising and would open and close the store. I could not have known a finer and ethical man than Mr. Maye and consider myself as being very fortunate to learn about work, retail and life from him as well as with the other managers he worked with at the time. He blessed my life. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers for peace and comfort extend to all family and friends. It is no doubt that the life of Mr. Maye touched many lives in a very positive, caring and loving way.

Scott Nix Jul 20 2022 2:33 AM

Throughout my high school years and college years, I worked for Belk and had the honor and privilege of working with and knowing Mr. Maye. He was in management and handled all of the promotions and advertising and would open and close the store. I could not have known a finer and ethical man than Mr. Maye and consider myself as being very fortunate to learn about work, retail and life from him as well as with the other managers he worked with at the time. He blessed my life. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers for peace and comfort extend to all family and friends. It is no doubt that the life of Mr. Maye touched many lives in a very positive, caring and loving way.

Scott Nix Jul 20 2022 2:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Maye, Jr.

Amie & Betty Arnold Hellams Jul 19 2022 10:48 PM

I worked with Mr May for 7 years at Belk. He was a true Southern Gentleman. I have kept in touch when he would come by the office. Always looked forward to seeing him, and talking about those Gamecocks. I will miss him dearly. He always called me Cynthia, not by my nickname Cindy.

Cynthia McCurry Burke Jul 19 2022 1:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Maye, Jr.

Edna Tollison Jul 19 2022 12:57 PM

My deepest condolences and prayers 🙏 for his family.

Russell Shaw Jul 19 2022 12:46 PM

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