The Edmond Sun


November 5, 2012

Cora Sue Mayes

EDMOND —     Cora Sue “Corky” Mayes, 72, of Edmond, Okla., formerly of Perry, Okla., was born November 9, 1939 in Cushing, Okla., the daughter of George and Helen LaRue (Vannostran) Chitwood.  She died Friday, November 2, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

    Corky married her best friend and sweetheart, Byron Lee Mayes on January 3, 1960 at the First Baptist Church in Perry.

    She was an administrative assistant for the president and CEO of OPUBCO for 10 years.  Corky also worked for the First National Bank of Perry off and on for more than 20 years.  She worked as a legal assistant in Oklahoma City for about seven years.  Corky loved to work and enjoyed the diversity of each of her different jobs.

    Her favorite hobby was reading, but more than getting lost in a good book she loved spending time with her grandchildren, friends, and family.

    She was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, and was also involved in the Gideon’s Auxiliary.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Helen Chitwood, and one sister, Judie Chitwood.

    Corky is survived by her husband Byron of the home; two daughters, Pamela Sue Zumwalt and her fiancé Mike Haggerty of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dina Anderson and her husband Scott of Owasso, Okla.; three grandchildren, Zachary Zumwalt of Oklahoma City, and Kaylen Anderson and Kristen Anderson both of Owasso, Okla.; two great-grandchildren, Devon Zumwalt and Bailey Zumwalt both of Oklahoma City.

    Family will receive friends 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

    Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home Chapel in Perry, officiated by Rev. Paul Blair. Interment will be in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry, under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home in Perry.

    Memorials may be made to the Gideon’s or Fairview Baptist Church in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th  Perry, Oklahoma 73077.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guest book at

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