LONNIE LEO MAYHALL, 52, died on April 7, 1978 in
Taylor County, TX, with burial in the Elmwood
Memorial Park at Abilene, TX.
He was born May 24, 1925, the son of Alvin and
Cordelia C. Hames Mayhall of Eastland County, TX,
near Ranger, TX. Lonnie's brothers and sisters
were, Jewel E. Mayhall Franklin, Floyd Mayhall,
Arthur T. Mayhall, Florence E. Mayhall, & Alvin
Kennith Mayhall. At an early age Lonnie, as was
his family heritage, began singing in church. He
was recruited by several singing schools, but was
unable to attend because all children were needed
to help work the family peanut farm. He attended
Ranger High School in the Class of 1943. By the
age of 21, he was manager of the Piggly Wiggley
grocery store in Ranger. Lonnie married Shirley L.
Kinsfather (RHS-1945) and they had 3 daughters &
a son born to this union: Sharon L. Mayhall Watts,
Elaine C. Mayhall Sanders, Janel J. Mayhall Young,
and then Lonnie L. Mayhall, Jr.
Lonnie sang gospel music in churches all over the
state of Texas for many years. He was a member of
The Gospel-Aires Quartet and sang on KRBC TV in
Abilene for 9 years. Lonnie worked in the insurance
business for many years and won many awards for his
salesmanship. Lonnie also worked with his brother
Kennith, who both were involved with music. Lonnie
was the music minister, choir leader, and Adult
Sunday School Teacher in the First Pentecostal
Church (his father in law Rev. J.J. Kinsfather's
church) of Abilene for many years.