Lyday G. Mahaffey, 85, a resident of Berkley, Mich. for 52 years, died on Friday, February 22, 2008, in his home.
He was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Transylvania County. Mahaffey retired after 30 years of employment with Star Steel Supply. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the VFW Post 01669 of Royal Oak. He married Helen on May 28, 1946 in Clayton, Ga.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Delores Jean and her husband, Leroy Longstreet, of Troy, Mich., Mar-garet Lynn and her husband, Jay Cermak, of Howell, Mich.; sister, Aileen Brown, of Brevard; four gra...