James ‘Nelson’ Mayle


James ‘Nelson’ Mayle

1941 – 2010

CLARKSWURG, W.Va. — James “Nelson” Mayle, 68, of Clarksburg, W.Va., passed away at his home Saturday, March 13, after a short battle with cancer.

Nelson was born July 9, 1941, in Polecat Holler, Barbour County, W.Va. Serving more than 21 years in the U.S. Navy, he retired in 1985 after serving at Gitmo, Cuba, Jacksonville, Fla., Meridian, Miss., Patuxent River, Md., Norfolk, Va., and several tours at Brunswick Naval Air Station in Brunswick. After his retirement from the Navy, he worked for Darrell-Allen Products in Arden, W.Va., Bath Iron Works in Bath and other jobs in Wichita, Kan., and Clarksburg.

A member of the Bible Baptist Temple in Stonewood, he was a devout Christian whose lifelong goal was to draw closer to his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, and lead others to Him. He will forever be remembered for his love and knowledge of the Bible and his scripture-sign ministry through which he spread God’s word throughout Harrison County, Barbour County, Taylor County and several other surrounding counties in north-central West Virginia.

A dedicated husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Kathy Mayle of Clarksburg; brother, Delane Mayle and sister, Rosemary Croston, both of Canton, Ohio; children, Tina M. Mercier and Linda J. Mayle of Lewiston, Kimmy R. Mayle-Simoneau and husband, Wayne Simoneau, of Livermore, James N. Mayle Jr and wife, Tracy, of San Diego, Johnny A. Mayle and wife, Yvonne, of Mehlingen, Germany, Ronald L. Sayers and wife, Jennifer, of Worthington, W.Va., and Jesse G. Sayers and wife, Michelle, of Lost Creek; grandchildren, Erik L. Mayle of Minot, Scott M. Mayle and Cory J. Dennis, of Lewiston, Heather L. Roux of Auburn, Steven M. Mayle of Corbin, Ky., Daniel J.J. and David T.C. Mayle, of Mehlingen, Germany, Wyatt C. Simoneau of Livermore, Chris Creighton and Cody and Katlyn Sayers of Good Hope, W.Va., and Cooper and Caden Sayers of Worthington; one great-grandchild, Caleb M. Mayle of Minot; nephews and nieces include, Glenda Tapley of Wheeling, Daniel K. Mayle and wife, Sarah, of Morgantown, James Wilson of Weston, W.Va., Rosemary Rogers of Toronto, Canada, Arthur Mayle, Douglas Mayle, Eva Wolfe, Stephanie Mayle, Melissa Mayle, Crystal Croston and Jake Croston, all of Canton, Ohio; and the mother of five of his children, Pauline L. Beckey of Minot.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alexander “Red Cloud” Mayle and Ruth (Tyler) Mayle; three sisters, Nancy Elder, Barbara A. Wilson and Linda “Buttons” Mayle; two brothers, Douglas M. Mayle and David A. Mayle; and one grandson, Derek Mercier.