Name:    Earl Wayne Mayberry

From:  The Times Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana
Date:  Friday, January 13, 2006

U.S. Veteran Earl "Wayne" Mayberry, Sr. passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2006 at the age of 89.  Mr. Mayberry was a native of Kansas City, former resident of New Orleans, and resident of St. Tammany Parish since 1973.

Beloved husband of Diane Brumfield Mayberry, and the late Dorothea "Dottie" Smith Mayberry by first marriage of 48 years. Son of the late E. H. Mayberry and Myrtle Baumgartner Mayberry;  Father of Earl Wayne Mayberry, Jr. and Richard Gary "Dicky" Mayberry; Step-father of Richard Schaefer, Sheri Sauls, Scott Schaefer, and Jennifer Smith; Grandfather of E. Wayne Mayberry, III, Kimberly Ann Mayberry, Susan Mayberry Jones, Joseph Mayberry, Troy Mayberry, Kelly Mayberry Clark; Step-grandfather of Jason, Zachary, Ryan and Miranda Schaefer, Nicholas and Brandi Vance, Leslie and Jessica Smith, Terry Sauls, Jr. and Christina Sauls. Also survived by five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Father-in-law of Suellen Sellers Mayberry and Mary Ann Hart Mayberry.  Also preceded in death by two sisters Nell and Hazel Mayberry.

Mr. Mayberry with his father opened Crescent City Industries. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Covington, a WWII Navy veteran as a Seabee, a Past Commander of the American Legion and in prior years active in the community working with Boys Scouts of America, Rugby Academy's Parent Association, the National Rifle Association, St. Tammany Historical Society, and the Confederate Museum where he was an authority on Civil War guns and armory. He also was an
avid horseman and raised Thoroughbred racehorses and cattle on his farm in Folsom, Co-founder of Bayou Gun Club and a member of the Louisiana Horseman Association and several Carnival organizations.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 2:00 PM from E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Inc., 2260 W. 21st. Ave., Covington, LA 70433 Visitation on Saturday from 12:00 PM until service time. Interment in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of St. Tammany, 1202 S. Tyler St., Covington, LA 70433.