A public memorial service for late photographer Alan Mayor is planned for Monday, April 20 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Nashville’s BMI office, located at 10 Music Sq. E. Misty Loggins and friends will perform songs in Mayor’s memory.
Mayor died Monday, Feb. 23 of complications of a stroke. He was 65.
Mayor was born Aug. 21, 1949 in Belleville, Ill., and graduated from Clarksville High School, followed by Austin Peay State University with a triple BA degree in Philosophy, English, and Theatre. Mayor is survived by brother Kenneth Albert Mayor of Clarksville, Tenn.; sister Theresa Mayor-Smith and her husband Lee M. Smith of Cadiz, Ky.; niece Allison Smith Maloney (Grant) of Nashville, Tenn.; nephew Parker Albert Smith of Clarksville, Tenn.; cousin Steve Cothan Fulmer of Columbia, S.C.; cousin Jean Fulmer Pickney of Columbia, S.C.; and cousin Leslie Hedrick Morris (Bruce) of Asheville, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to T.J. Martell Foundation in Nashville, Tenn.; MusiCares in Nashville, Tenn.; Opry Trust Fund (2804 Opryland Drive in Nashville); St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Meals on Wheels, or to Fifty Forward Meals on Wheels in Green Hills-Nashville.
Some of his many career highlights include when he captured Paul and Linda McCartney on stage with Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner and his photographs of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s wedding. Mayor was also the principal photographer of Garth Brooks’ early career. Mayor collected many of his most historically significant photographs in his 1999 book, The Nashville Family Album: A Country Music Scrapbook, for which Brooks wrote the introduction.
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