Roy Lee Maynor, 95, of Hope Mills, North Carolina, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday night, September 12, 2022, surrounded by his family.
A week before his death, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper inducted Mr. Maynor into “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine” in recognition of his long and faithful service to both the American Indian community and the State of North Carolina. Mr. Maynor served as Chairman of the Cumberland County Association for Indian People for 40 years. Mr. Maynor also served as a board member on the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs for over 30 years. He is a retired employee of Cumberland County Schools, having worked at South View Senior High School for 15 years and also as an enameler at the American Standard Corporation in Baltimore, MD for 20 years. Roy Lee Maynor served in the United States Navy during WWII from February 1945 until his honorable discharge in May 1946.
The eldest of nine children born to his late father and mother, Albert Maynard and Bertha Maynard (nee Brewington) of Dunn, NC, Mr. Maynor was born November 7, 1926 near Dunn, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years: Lula Mae Ammons Maynor; two children: his youngest daughter, Audrey Faye Maynor Blalock of Hope Mills, NC and his eldest daughter, Linda Carol Maynor Brooks of Randallstown, MD; and one grandchild: Sommer Brooks.
Mr. Maynor is survived by three children: Roy Ervin Maynor of Clearwater, FL, Sheila Gail Maynor Valcarcel of Riverside, CA, and Kenneth Wayne Maynor of Hope Mills, NC. Mr. Maynor is also survived by ten grandchildren: Bryce Maynor, Lisa Maynor Rosso, Jessica Valcarcel Slinker, Michaela Valcarcel, Melissa Blalock Saumell, Deana Blalock Sanchez, Brandon Blalock, Joshua Blalock, Jeremiah Blalock, and Isabela Maynor; and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Maynor is, moreover, survived by one sister, Lula Maynard Szlasa of Baltimore, MD. He is predeceased by seven brothers and sisters: Elbert, Vuller, Beulah, Charles, Nellie, Roosevelt, and Bert.
Family visitation will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the Galilee Free Will Holiness Church located at 3525 Sunnyside School Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312. A funeral service will be held at the church at 2:00 p.m. immediately following family visitation. Following the funeral, a graveside service and interment will be conducted at Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery located at 2881 Gillespie Street (off Hwy. 301 North), Fayetteville, NC 28306.