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BORN:1914, Oct 12 in Lawrence County, TN

DIED:, 1988, Aug 14 in Sidney, Shelby County, TN

BURIED: Cedar Point Cemetery, Shelby Co, OH

FATHER: John Daniel May  MAY 105
America Tennessee Martin  MAR 101


  BORN: 1921, Aug 21 in Sidney, OH

  DIED: 2004, Apr 7 in Sidney, OH

  BURIED: Cedar Point Cemetery, Shelby Co, OH

  FATHER: Talmage Mallaugh Clayton CLY 101

  MOTHER: Bertha Erma Nellie Shively


01-F- Barbara Jo  MAY 106-01

BORN: 1942, Aug 16 in Sidney


  MARRIED: Marlin Lawrence on 1961, Jul 22


02-F- Martha Karen   MAY106-02

BORN: 1944, Jun 20 in Sidney, OH


  MARRIED: William Woodward Deal II on 1965, Jan 31


03-F- Doris Jean  MAY 106-03

BORN: 1950, Aug 30in Sidney. OH


  MARRIED: Danny Brian New on 1970, Feb 7


04-M- Thomas Clifford  MAY 107

BORN: 1953, Dec 19 in Sidney, OH







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Alvin Rye May

     At the age of 15 (1930) Alvin began driving to Florida from Lawrence County Tennessee to buy produce to sell in Nashville Tennessee.

     After a couple of years he began working as a carpenter. He laid hardwood floors, slate roofs and painted all types of buildings. He worked for insurance companies and businesses in the Lawrenceburg, and NashvilleTN area. One insurance company sent Alvin to Sidney Ohio to lay floors and install slate roofs on homes. He also started painting for several businesses in the Sidney area.

      Alvin moved to Ohio in 1938 and continued carpentering. He was considered by many businesses in the Sidney area as a master painter. Before he married Edna Ruth he began working for The Gartland Haswell Foundry Company. Soon after they married he was sent to a foundry in Sandusky Ohio to be a night foreman on a shake-out line. He worked in the foundry through the winter of 1942. They moved back to Shelby county and he began working as a carpenter and painter again.

     In the September of 1942 Alvin enlisted in the Navy CBs as master painter. He was sworn in on September 24, 1942 and returned to Sidney to wait for orders to report for duty. In October 1942 Alvin was carrying tools and shingles up a ladder when the second rung broke and he went through the bottom rung and and ruptured a disc in his back. He reported for duty in December and a medical officer saw him limping and had his condition evaluated. The injury was so severe he was given a medical discharge and could not enlist or be drafted by any branch of the military.  

    After his discharge Alvin began dairy farming in Shelby County and moved to a dairy farm in Muskingum county. Alvin started going to the Monday and Wednesday livestock auctions in Zanesville where he met the Gibson Brothers of Gibson Packing Company who bought a truck and start sending Alvin to Wapakoneta Ohio to buy butcher bulls at the Tuesday livestock auction.

    He soon started buying feeder cattle, pigs and sheep in Zanesville to sell in Wapakoneta on Tuesday, Kenton on Thursday and Columbus Grove on Friday. He stopped milking and sold the farm in Muskingum county and moved back to Shelby county in late 1948 or early 1949 to a farm on St. Rt.47 east of Sidney where he dealt in livestock until October 1982 when he had to stop because of his failing health.



The Sidney Daily News, Sidney, Ohio
Monday, August 15, 1988
Alvin R. May, 73, 921 Riverside Drive, died Sunday at 5:15 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 12, 1914 in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., son of John and Tennie (Martin) May, and moved to Shelby County in 1938 from Lawrenceburg.
On Oct. 12, 1941, he married the former Edna Ruth Clayton.
She survives with four children, Mrs. Marlin (Barbara) Lawrence of New Philadelphia, Mrs. Theodore (Martha) Looney, Mrs. Dan (Doris) New and Thomas C. May all of Sidney; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a brother Clyde of Sidney.
Two sisters and three brothers are deceased.
Mr. May was a member of the Masonic Lodge and The Church of Brethern in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. He had been a livestock dealer in Sidney area for over 40 years.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Salm & McGill Funeral Home with the Rev. William Hovestreydt officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
Enlisted in the Navy on September 29, 1942 and was Honorably Discharged on December 24, 1942.

Sidney Daily News, Sidney, Ohio
Thursday, April 8, 2004
PORT JEFFERSON-- Edna Ruth May, 82, 440 W. Main St., passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at 1:05 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 22, 1921, in Sidney. She was the daughter of Talmage Clayton and Bertha (Shively) Clayton.
She was married on Oct. 12, 1941, to Alvin May. He passed away on Aug. 14, 1988.
She is survived by her four children, Marlin and Barbara Lawrence of New Philadelphia, Martha Deal of Sidney, Dan and Doris New of Sidney, and Thomas May of Sidney; nine grandchildren, Christy Larman, Carrie Balcom, Eric Lawrence, Jared Lawrence, Lisa Sidoti, William Deal, Kimberly Deal, Wade New, and Brent New; 17 great-grandchildren; four brothers, James Talmage Clayton of Venice, Fla., Kenneth Clayton of Quincy, Robert Clayton of Orlando, Fla.,and the Rev. Larry Clayton of Cleveland.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church of Sidney. She was a homemaker.
The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, with Pastor James Alter officiating.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and for one hour prior to the funeral.
Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco.
Memorial may be given to Salvation Evangelistic Association or Mission Assistance Program in care of Grace Baptist Church in Sidney.