Martina Palmertree Mayfield

March 5, 1943 – June 8, 2021

Funeral services for Mrs. Martina Palmertree Mayfield of Vaiden will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in Old Plank Cemetery near Vaiden. Visitation will be held on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until service time. Rev. Richard Rankin and Rev. David Westmoreland will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Jason Palmertree, Tyler Tutor, Dr. Bob Filgo, Warren Smith, David Butler and John Butler. Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Joe Ferguson, Tommy Ellis and Harry Tollison.

Mrs. Mayfield, 78, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was born March 5, 1943, in Carroll county, to Jason Otto and Opal Hortense McClellan Palmertree. Mrs. Mayfield was a member of Vaiden Baptist Church and attended the J.C. McWhorter Sunday School class. She was a member of the Fort Rosalee Chapter Daughters of American Revolution, served as State Treasure of Daughters of American Revolution, former Girl Scout troop leader #314, current President of the Mississippi State Society Southern Dames of America. She was also a member of Solomon Magee Chapter Mississippi State Society United States Daughters of the War of 1812, Vaiden Friends of the Library, Carmack Community Center Club, Carmack Ladies Club and served on the Old Plank Cemetery Trust Committee. She was an avid seamstress and quilter. She donated handmade gowns and teddy bears to children in the hospital and chemo caps for patients of St. Dominic’s Hospital Cancer Center.

Mrs. Mayfield was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Patricia Faye Tollison; and brother, Dr. Hiram Douglas Palmertree.

Survivors include her husband, James Mayfield of Vaiden; daughter, Dana Moore (Mark) of Vaiden; one grandson, James Marcus Moore of Flowood and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Old Plank Cemetery Trust, 36 CR 3, Vaiden, MS 39176.

8 thoughts on “Martina Palmertree Mayfield

  1. So sorry to hear this. Martina was a sweet lady and one that I considered to be a good friend. She will be missed. My thoughts and Prayers go out to the Family in this time of sorrow.


  2. So very sorry to hear of Martina’s passing. I remember such fun times with all of you at the MS Bottler Association Meetings, years ago. Know that I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. May God grant you his peace.


  3. So sorry to hear of Martina’s passing. She was such a sweet and thoughtful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.


  4. Rest in peace my friend. You showed your usual strength & courage during the months after your health began to fail. Our friendship started in the basement of the dorm by the football field when it was Holmes Junior College. Over the years we seemed to reconnect in various ways. I married someone from Carmack several years later and learned that the community is about half between James’ homeplace and yours. Then we moved to Kosciusko from Canton in 1978 & I went to work for Social Security in 1979 & you were working for DDS. Lost touch over the last 5 or so years but by chance I ran into one day at CVS. We planned to have lunch & then COVID came along & it never happened. I will treasure the mask you made for me & put in my mailbox. The end of October I had pacemaker surgery & when I sent you a text to tell you it was then you shared your your health problems. As we talked via text you told me about your upcoming surgery. God gave us one last chance to see each other my friend that Saturday night in April at Carmack. We did have our meal together but at separate tables. You are no longer in pain and you were so independent it would have been hard to depend on anyone to care for you. So happy you were able to go to church on Mother’s Day and as a mother I’m sure I know your prayer. May God give James, Dana & her family strength & courage in the days, weeks and months to come.

    I know if you could see or know my comments you would say I certainly had gotten wordy in my old age!


  5. I’m so sorry to hear this .Martina was a special person to me she would all ways made me thoughts and prayers with the family !! love y’all


  6. I am so sorry to hear of Martina’s passing. Thank you Dana for contacting me. Martina was a special friend from DDS even though we were not able to stay into close contact. She is no longer suffering and in pain but I will continue to remember James, Dana & all the family. Our Heavenly Father will sustain all of us as we look to him for guidance and support.


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