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WHITMAN, W.Va. — Rev. Nathaniel Maynus 81 of Whitman, answered the call from the Master Sunday March 24, 2013, at St Mary’s Medical Center following a sudden and brief illness with his family at his bedside.


Born December 2, 1931, at Lorado, he was a son of the late Herman and Henrietta Maynus.


Rev. Maynus was a 1952 graduate of the old Buffalo High School where he excelled in football and track. He was pastor of Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church at Stirrat, former pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church at Amherstdale, a member of the Guyan Valley Association where he served as 3rd Moderator and of the Ministers and Deacons Union, and a retired supervisor from the city of St. Bernardino, Calif., Refuge Disposal Service with 31 years of dedicated service. Rev. Maynus loved reading and studying his Bible and would pray for any and every one where ever he met them and felt the need to pray.


Survivors left to cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife, Christine Maynus; five daughters, Karen Taylor of Ohio, Paulette Grace of Washington, Prescilla Johnson of Mississippi, and Sharon Maynus and Debra Beatty of Logan; five sons, Nathaniel Maynus Jr., David Maynus and Kenneth Maynus, all of California, Gregory Maynus of Washington and Darren Maynus of Illinois; four sisters, Deloris Ross, Barbara Peoples, Maria Dalton and Annette Shelton, all of Ohio; three brothers, Rudolph Williams, Herman Maynus and Earnest Williams, all of Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives.


Homegoing services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church in Holden with Rev. Ronald Reynolds, assisted by other local ministers, officiating Burial will follow at Guyan Memorial Gardens at Godby.


Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church.


Condolences may be sent chatmanfuneralhome@suddenlink.net


Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Chatman Funeral Home of Cherry Tree.


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