Parade to honor Proctorville man on 100th birthday

Published 6:18 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2020

PROCTORVILLE — A parade is planned for Friday to honor a Proctorville man as he becomes a centenarian.

Lenville Mays will turn 100 on New Year’s Day and the community is planning a birthday parade with cars, firetrucks, banners, balloons and more.

Paradegoers will assemble at Fairland High School at 1 p.m. and the parade will travel to Beulah Baptist Church, located at the intersection of County Road 411 and County Road 107.

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Mays will be waiting in his truck on the church parking lot. Parade goers will drive around the church parking lot and wave their congratulations to him. A container will be available where cards and good wishes for Mr. Mays can be deposited.

For decades, Mays, a much-loved man in the Proctorville community, has been a supporter of Fairland sports programs and a fixture at high school girls and boys basketball games. He and his wife raised five children in the house where he still resides. At age 95, Mays bought himself a new pickup truck and was still driving himself to church before the pandemic hit.