Rev. Leonard Carl Mayfield, 91 of Hayesville, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, Ga.
He was born Feb. 2, 1928 in Townley, Ala. to the late Dewitt Talmadge and Ethel Sparks Mayfield. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran; he served in the 1940's. Leonard lived in Clay County for over 60 years. He began ministry in April 1948. Leonard dedicated his life to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was the co-founder of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville. Leonard was the number one prayer warrior. He had so much love for people and especially family. Leonard will be truly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Loretta Jean Mayfield; and siblings, Alene Phillips, Buddy Mayfield, Louise Smart and Barbara Ivey.
This Godly man is survived by two daughters, Gwen Bowers and husband, Travis, of Destin, Fla. and Kay Cox (Max) Elum, of De Funiak Springs, Fla.; one brother, Paul Mayfield and wife, Shirley; one sister, LaFonda King; grandchildren, Tonya Lightner and husband, Johnny; Bridgette Dennis and husband, Joel; and Justin Cox and wife, Caitlin; five great-grandchildren, Erica Beck, Brett Dennis (Casey), Savannah Porter (Cameron) Victoria Mitchell (Kolton) and Emma Cox; six great-great grandchildren, Seraphim Beck, Sawyer Dennis, Kyleigh Grace Porter, Thatcher Dennis, John Luke Mitchell and Kynlee Reese Porter; and special nieces, Debbie Phillips and Mary Matheson..
Funeral Services were held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville. Rev. Chris Rumfelt officiated. Burial was in the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe and Larry Rumfelt, Eddie and Tommy Mayfield, Tony Anderson and Real Desjardins.
The family received friends from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville.
Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 259 Tusquittee Street, Hayesville, N.C. 28904 or visit: http://hayesvillefreewill.org/online-giving/.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home: www.townson-rose.com was in charge of all arrangements.