Marques Mays

Seven-year-old Marques Mays (right) of Forsyth passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9 after a battle with terminal bone cancer. Several locals have been doing fund raisers to help the Mays family. Mays was a first grader at Hubbard Elementary School. In August, the sheriffs office helped him fulfill a dream by swearing him in as an honorary Monroe County deputy. Mays received some gifts, including a police toy set, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office t-shirt and a Scoops ice cream gift certificate. He also got to ride in some of his favorite model vehicles, including a ride with Sgt. Edgar Johnson in a blue Ford Mustang GT. “Everyone at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office would like to give our most sincere condolences to his family,” the sheriff’s office posted to its Facebook page on Saturday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.” (File photo)