Mabel Louis Vance Mayfield
Retired Church Secretary
The life of Mabel Louise Vance Mayfield will be celebrated on Monday, January 25, 2010 at 1:30 pm at James F. Webb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Russell and Dr. Marcus Finch officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, January 24, 2010 from 5-7 pm at James F. Webb Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylorsville.
As a young girl, Mabel enjoyed riding with her daddy in his wagon, being a tomboy, and practicing piano when it kept her from having to dust. At the age of 17, she met the love of her life, Ransom Mayfield, and promised to wait until his return from serving in World War II, which he did three long years later. On May 13, 1945, they were married and began a 59-1/2 year love story. After retiring from Oakland Heights Baptist Church (now Oak Hill Baptist) in the mid-90’s, she loved driving from state to state, crocheting baby blankets, watching redbirds, and hearing her family laugh, which they do a lot.
Mabel, 85, died in her home on Friday, January 22, 2010. She is survived by 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Survivors include daughters Kay Mayfield O’Shaughnessy of Meridian and Regina M. Ueltschey and her husband C.M. “Chuck” Ueltschey of Gulfport; sons Ransom L. Mayfield II and his wife Beverly Magee Mayfield of Hartford, Alabama; Henry N. Mayfield and his wife Elysia Garver Mayfield of Yakima, Washington; SFC John O. Mayfield and his wife Mary Henley Mayfield of Fort Carson, Colorado.
Grandchildren, C.M. “Chip” Ueltschey and his wife Paige of Portland, Oregon; Claire M. U. Walpole and her husband James of Austin, Texas; A. Lee Ueltschey and his wife Aubrey of Gulfport; Ransom L. Mayfield III and his wife Susie of Slocomb, AL; Brandon K. Mayfield and Marissa Lee Mayfield, both of Hartford, Alabama; Dr. A. Kate Mayfield, Jonathan D. Mayfield, and Marlena V. Mayfield, all of Yakima, Washington; Joshua Raine Mayfield and John Daniel Mayfield, both of Fort Carson, Colorado.
Great-grandchildren, C.M. “Chase” Ueltschey IV, Rebecca Mayfield “Becca” Ueltschey, Valentine Vance “VV” Ueltschey, Patrick Benen “Ben” Ueltschey, Julia Paley Walpole, James Paul “Jake” Walpole, Peyton Elizabeth Ueltschey, and Alexandra Hall “Alex” Mayfield.
The family requests memorials to be made to Oak Hill Baptist Church, PO Box 3938, Meridian, MS 39303 or to Boy Scouts of America, 6801 W. Main Street, Dothan, AL 36305.