Ethel Gore Mays

August 14, 1930 - December 9, 2020
Ethel Gore Mays


Ethel Gore Mays 90 from Riegelwood, Delco, NC passed away December 9, 2020 surrounded by loved ones.

Born in Columbus Co., NC on August 14, 1930, to the late William H. Gore and Myrtie C. Merritt Gore. She was preceded in death her late husband, Carnel Mays (Jacksonville Fla.), brothers Charles W. Gore (Salemburg), Thurman H. Gore, and Archie D. Gore (Wilmington) Mitchell D. Gore (Delco), Larry R. Gore ( Carolina Shores), sisters Sylvia G. Woodcock ( Jacksonville, Fla.) and Annette G. Bordeaux, (Delco), daughter -in- law Karen C. Gore & son -in-law Dennis L. Schott.

She is survived by her son, Hugh Craig Gore of Delco, and by her daughter Catherine W. Schott of Riegelwood, and Stepson John Mays (Judy), Arkansas, and brother Gary K. Gore, (Delco), She had 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren, along with dozens of other very special family members and friends.

She was a member of Safe Harbor Baptist Church.

Family will receive guests at her daughters home in Riegelwood. Visitation and viewing will be at Wilmington Funeral Chapel on Friday, December, 11, 2020 form 6pm to 8pm.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am Saturday, December 12, 2020, at the Delco Cemetery in Delco, NC, with pastor Mark Player officiating.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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  • December 10, 2020
    Valerie E Nardelli lit a candle:
    Lit since December 10, 2020 at 12:42:40 AM

  • December 11, 2020
    Donna Sitero says:
    Ethel had a very loving and kind heart. It was my good fortune to know her as a cousin as well as a very dear friend. I know she will be resting with the angels in heaven.

  • December 13, 2020
    Kathy Brown says:
    We shared some good times together. I am so thankful I knew her. Rest now Ethel, I am sure you will have many crowns. Tell daddy hello for me.

  • December 18, 2020
    David and Kim Jett Dillaman says:
    So saddened to hear of Aunt Ethel's passing. Sending our love, hugs, and prayers to all of her family and friends. From Kim,David and Brock Dillaman, Kelly Jo and Joey Jett Boan and Kenny Morgon.