March 8, 2011 ... Herald Banner, Greenville, TX
Staff Sgt. Chauncy Ryan Mays was killed in action (KIA) on Feb. 28, 2011, in Tangy, Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Chauncy Mays was born Dec. 7, 1985, to Tommy Pierce Mays and Alyson Dawn Rodgers. He was a 2004 graduate of Chapel Hill High School in Titus County.
Staff Sgt. Chauncy Mays entered the U.S. Army on June 17, 2004. He served in the 705th Ordnance Company, 184th EOD Battalion, Fort Polk, La., where he served as the EOD team leader.
Staff Sgt. Chauncy Ryan Mays is survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathy Mays; two daughters, Kiley Mays and Chesnee Mays; a brother, Cheyenne Mays; sisters Amanda Tenbrook,
Stephanie Ray and Nikki Ray; his father, Tommy Mays; mother Alyson Dawn Rodgers; grandparents Jerry and Debbie Mays, B.J. and Thelma Boyd, Fred and Tina Overman,
MawMaw Wanda, and Barbara Cook; great-grandparents Fred and Mavis Overman; his mother and father-in-law, Russell and Rhonda Carpenter; and numerous aunts and
Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday at Lake Fork Baptist
Church, 9483 W. FM 515 Alba, Texas 75410-2687.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Beaty Funeral Home Of Winnsboro. Interment will be at Harmony Cemetery in Hopkins County.
Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 11:30 pm
By LOU ANTONELLI Managing Editor
Titus County political and civic leaders as well as family members and friends will join the public Saturday afternoon for the unveiling of the recently-erected signs designating a segment of FM 2348 as the Army Staff Sergeant (SSG) Chauncy Mays Memorial Highway.
Mays was born on Dec. 7, 1985 to Tommy Pierce Mays and Alyson Dawn Rodgers. He was a 2004 graduate of Chapel Hill High School and entered the U.S. Army on June 17, 2004. He served in the 705th Ordinance Company, 184th EOD Battalion, Fort Polk, La, where he served as the EOD Team Leader. He was killed in action on February 28, 2011 in Tangy, Afghanistan.
The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on the new FM 2348 extension that runs between Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 67 east of Mount Pleasant. The ceremony will be held on the north end near Hwy. 67 east.
During the public hearing in January when the Titus County Commissioners asked the state for the memorial designation, County Judge Brian Lee said Mays may be the only Titus County native and life-long resident to die in the military since the Vietnam War.
Commissioners voted unanimously to name a 3.1 mile section of FM 2348 in memory of Mays. The Texas House of Representatives in April, by a 143-0 vote, passed a bill filed by State Rep. Bryan Hughes of Mineola approving the recognition.
The section of road is FM 2348 from Hwy. 49 to US 67, which is where Mays lived in the Chapel Hill area. As a farm-to-market road, FM 2348 falls under state jurisdiction and needed state approval for the designation.
The road will still be named FM 2348, but it will receive the additional designation in honor of SSG Mays.