is my grandfather Hayden Rex Mayfield. He passed away on July 5 surrounded by his family at his home. He was a wonderful man who lived to
the age of 90. He was loved and is miss greatly.
I cannot think of one event
important for any of his grandchildren he was not at.
I named my son, pictured
here, Rex, after him because he was such a strong, loving man and I hope my son
grows to be one too.
My grandfather was a Marine and was at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
He was married to my grandmother for over 65 years and retire
He had 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, and 10 great
To sum up his great life in a few words is proving difficult.
Canton is well known for two family amusement parks. The main entrance to one of them, Splash Kingdom, was severely damaged in a late April fire.
Canton is well known for two family amusement parks. The main entrance to one of them, Splash Kingdom, was severely damaged in a late April fire. The other, Yesterland Farm, is in tatters after the tornadoes on April 29th.
It's very clear in some sections of Van Zandt County, where a tornado not only touched down, but stayed on the ground for miles. One such spot was Highway 19, just south of Canton.
National Weather Service crews are set to survey damages from fatal storms that swept across East Texas on Saturday evening.
The Red Cross has set up shelters and damage assessment centers to help those affected by Saturday's storms.
ETMC says they have treated more than 50 people after tornadoes in Van Zandt County.