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Royce Hayward Mayo

Royce Hayward Mayo, 80, of White City, Oregon — passed away on March 21, 2005 at his daughter's home after a battle with — congestive heart failure and dementia.

Royce was a son of Lylia Clyde and Carrie Lee Mayo. He — was born on July 4, 1924 in Newton County, Mississippi.

He served in the U.S. Navy for almost four years during — World War II as a gunner's mate. He moved to Ashland, Oregon in 1952 where — he worked for Jim Bush Ford. He owned and operated Mayo Custom Cabinets — and Furniture for twenty-four years and owned his own roofing business — in Medford for a number of years. Royce also performed in local establishments — with his own country western band during his early years in Oregon.

Royce enjoyed putting his creative talents to work in — his music and the beautiful furniture he created. He also loved fishing, — hunting, and gold mining on the Applegate.

Survivors include: his beloved partner, Bonnie McGehee — of White City; his former wife, Virginia (Elouise) James of Medford; his — daughters, Mary Struck of White City, Betty Petersen of Lacey, Washington, — and Virginia (Ginger) Baker of Fairbanks, Alaska; his sons Father Aiden — (Jim) Mayo and Royce Lynn Mayo of Portland, Oregon; sixteen grandchildren — and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Mayo of Mississippi; sister — Marie Perritt of Florida; and his extended family, Sam McGehee and Becky — Kurz of Medford. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Hal; — second wife, Joanne Mayo; and his extended family, Sandi Chapman and Brenda — Jordan of White City, Oregon.

Private services will be held at a future date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Providence Hospice. —

Arrangements by: Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford.

Doris E. Johnson

Doris E. Johnson, 84, of Ashland, died Monday (March — 21, 2005) at her home. Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, — Ashland.