Sgt. James Allen May, 62, of Springdale, Arkansas, formerly of Lincoln County, died Thursday, June 28, 2007 at his home after a short illness. He was a highly decorated retired Staff Sergeant of the United States Maine Corp., 1st Bat., 27th Reg., and a Vietnam War Veteran receiving the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts.
James is survived by one daughter, Rachel Pauley of Sod; three grandchildren, Zachary and Mikayla Adkins and Jacob Pauley; mother, Lillian Adkins of Madison; four brothers, Don May of Springdale, AR, Randy May of Dallas, TX, Larry May of Madison, Todd Adkins of Hickory, NC; one sister, Sharon Ball of Van. He is also survived by a band of Marine brothers and a great number of Vietnam Veterans of whom “Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue”.
Memorial services will be held 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at the Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with the Benny Padilla Alum Creek VFW Post 4768 conducting military rites. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A Veteran escort will accompany the remains to Arlington National Cemetery at Quantico, VA for the burial with grave side honors at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 10, 2007.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Benny Padilla Alum Creek VFW Post, P.O. Box 6 Alum Creek, WV 25003 or to The WV Veterans Home, 512 Water St., Barboursville, WV 25504.
John 15:13 ; Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.