Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Rev. Leonard Carl Mayfield

02/02/1928 - 10/26/2019

Rev. Leonard Carl Mayfield, age 91 of Hayesville, NC passed away peacefully Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Chatuge Regional Hospital in Hiawassee, GA.

He was born February 2, 1928 in Townley, Alabama to the late Dewitt Talmadge and Ethel Sparks Mayfield. He was a US Army WWII veteran; he served in the 1940's. Leonard lived in Clay County for over 60 years. He began ministry in April 1948. Leonard dedicated his life to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was the co-founder of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville. Leonard was the number one prayer warrior. He had so much love for people and especially family. Leonard will be truly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Loretta Jean Mayfield; and siblings, Alene Phillips, Buddy Mayfield, Louise Smart and Barbara Ivey.

This Godly man is survived by two daughters, Gwen Bowers and husband Travis of Destin, FL and Kay Cox (Max) Elum of De Funiak Springs, FL; one brother, Paul Mayfield and wife Shirley; one sister, LaFonda King; grandchildren, Tonya Lightner and husband Johnny, Bridgette Dennis and husband Joel and Justin Cox and wife Caitlin; five great-grandchildren, Erica Beck, Brett Dennis (Casey), Savannah Porter (Cameron) Victoria Mitchell (Kolton) and Emma Cox; six great-great grandchildren, Seraphim Beck, Sawyer Dennis, Kyleigh Grace Porter, Thatcher Dennis, John Luke Mitchell and Kynlee Reese Porter; and special nieces, Debbie Phillips and Mary Matheson.

Funeral Services will be held at 5 pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville. Rev. Chris Rumfelt will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Rumfelt, Larry Rumfelt, Eddie Mayfield, Tommy Mayfield, Tony Anderson and Real Desjardins.

The family will receive friends from 3-5 pm, Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Hayesville.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 259 Tusquittee Street, Hayesville, NC 28904 or

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