Leonard “Buddy” Mayhew

Leonard “Buddy” Mayhew

Calera

Leonard “Buddy” Mayhew, age 78, a lifelong resident of Calera, passed away on Wednesday evening, Sept. 29, 2010. Born in Alabama on Nov. 24, 1931, Buddy was the son of Frank and Flossie Busby Mayhew. He was a former Calera Police Officer, had a love of life, loved traveling and had an extreme love for the study of history and sports. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roy F. Mayhew; sister, Margaret Mayhew Nabors; and brother, Jimmy Lee Mayhew.  He leaves his nieces, Joyce Thompson of Calera and Pam Taylor (Robert) of Lebanon, Tenn.; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. Graveside serves were held in Shelby Memory Gardens on Saturday at 2 p.m. Joyce Thompson officiated at the services. Flowers are accepted and memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements were by Charter Funeral Home.