CONYERS, Ga. — Mr. Alvin Mays, 45, of Conyers, Ga., (formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark.) departed this life January 26, 2014.

CONYERS, Ga. — Mr. Alvin Mays, 45, of Conyers, Ga., (formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark.) departed this life January 26, 2014.


He was born on February 18, 1968 to Mr. Booker and Mrs. Wanda Mays, Sr.


He is the grandson of the late Harrison and Thannie Mays, and Ivory and Alvin Holmes. He graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 1986.


He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; and a Master of Science in Education Leadership from University of Central Arkansas, and Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Upon his family relocating to Conyers, GA., he taught at Jackson High School and later accepted a position at Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) as a Research Analyst/Pre-Matriculation Math Instructor.


He is survived by his wife, Dr. Hazel Mays, and their children, Airman 1st Class Gabril Mays (USAF), Misawa, Japan, and daughter Bethany Mays; Alvin is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Booker Mays, Sr. of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Father and Mother-In-Law, Dr. Cortez and Mrs. Jolinda Smith, of Pine Bluff, Ark. His three brothers, Booker Mays, Jr. (Romonda) of Pine Bluff, Ark., Eugene Mays of Oakland, Tenn., Ivory Mays of Pontiac, Mich., Brother-In-Law Chris Smith (Treddie) of Pine Bluff, Ark., nephews, Booker T. Mays, III, Christopher Smith, Jr., Christian Smith, Jumante Smith, and a niece Romia Mays.


Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at First Missionary Baptist Church, 4500 Faucett Road, Pine Bluff, AR. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at the church. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pine Bluff, AR. Arrangements entrusted to Larry G. Acklin Funeral Home, 8821 Colonel Glenn, Little Rock, AR. 565-1800 www.larrygacklinfuneralhomes.com