Even as search crews continue on today in search of Mayes who disappeared Tuesday, family and friends are still coming to show their support and help in anyway possible.
By handing out flyers, making calls and saying prayers, Mayes's family is keeping their faith in the hands of God during this time of uncertainty.
Yesterday, the investigation took to the air as helicopters circled much of the Ashton area, focusing on Ashton-Upland Road where Mayes' residence is. Crews also continued to drag 18 Mile Creek, in case the 73-year old man was a victim of the flash flooding that occured earlier this week.
“We are concentrating on the creek at this time,” Jennings Page, chief of the Valley Volunteer Fire Department said Friday afternoon. “We are waiting for the water to subside. Our boys on are in the boats at this time, keeping an eye on the water. After it begins to go down, we will call all off our boats back into the water and do a sweep.”
Last seen wearing blue overalls at the end of his lane, no evidence has been found as the the whereabouts of Mayes, and those from the Valley Volunteer Fire Department are now focusing their search in nearby woods.
Tonight, a candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. at the home of Bill Mayes.
Mayes was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease on Monday after being released from the hospital.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Mason County Sheriff's Department at 304-675-3838.