The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

March 8, 2011

Fallen soldier returning Wednesday

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — The body of Staff Sgt. Chauncy R. Mays will be brought to Majors Field Municipal Airport in Greenville on Wednesday.

Officials with the City of Greenville said Monday evening they had been notified that Mays’ return to Texas was scheduled for Wednesday, but an exact time of arrival had not yet been set.

Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro is handling the funeral arrangements, which had not been announced as of Monday.

A public memorial service in Mays’ honor was conducted at Chapel Hill High School in Mount Pleasant Sunday.

Mays, of Cookeville in Titus County, was married to Katherine (Carpenter) Mays of Greenville and was one of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom who died Feb. 28 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device. Mays was assigned to the 63rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 20th Support Command.

After arriving at the airport, the motorcade will proceed north on Farm-To-Market Road 1570/Jack Finney Boulevard to Business Highway 69, then west to Interstate 30, where it will continue eastbound.