Funeral service for Karen Elaine Mays, age 61, of Emory, will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 3:00 pm, at Bull Creek Cowboy Church near Lone Oak. Bro. Paul McMerrell will officiate. Burial will follow in Dunbar Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday evening at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home. Ms. Mays died Saturday night at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs.
She was born Jan. 15, 1955, in Greenville to Orion Forrest and Edna Earl Porter. She married Gary Steven Mays in Bonham on Aug. 5, 1978. Karen was a school teacher for Rains I.S.D. for some 33 years before retiring. She attended Bull Creek Cowboy Church.
Husband: Gary Mays of Emory
Sons: Dustin Mays of Chicago; and Blake Mays (Kassi) of Edgewood
Daughter: Lauren Taylor (Matt) of Caddo Mills
Brothers: Gary Michael Porter and Ken Porter (Beth) both of Bonham
Grandchildren: Emma, Lainey, Charlee, Maysie, and Porter
Numerous nieces and nephews and other loving family and friends
She was preceded in death by her parents.