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Lawrence "Larry" Hays
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Birth: Oct. 1, 1916
Pine Top
Knott County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 2003
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Hays, Larry, age 86, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, died on Thursday, June 11, 2003, at his home, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer for the last five years. He was born on October 1, 1916, at Pine Top, Ky., a son of the late Nelson and Lucinda Smith. Larry was a combat veteran of WWII. He served in the European Theatre in General George Patton's' Third Army and was awarded the sharpshooters medal. He worked for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Battle Creek, Mich. for thirty Seven years, receiving several outstanding service awards, and retiring in 1988. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Ruby Garrett Hayes (married in 1953, died in 1996). He is survived by three stepchildren, Jackie Copeland of Mendon Mich., Priscilla Buckhols of Climax, Mich., and Trish Kilburn of Cleburne, Texas; his loving companion, Margaret Wilson of Kalamazoo, Mich..; Margaret's children, Margaret Bert of Chicago, Illinois, Marsha Baliff of Galesburg, Mich., and Billy Wilson, Jr. of Climax, Mich; his sister, Alma Banks of Kentucky; niece Edna Collins of Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, June 14, at 3:00 p.m. at Farley-Estes and Dowdle Augusta Chapel, with Pastor Don Ibbotson officiating. Burial followed in Augusta Cemetery, Augusta, Mich., under the direction of Farley-Estes and Dowdle Augusta Chapel, Augusta, Mich. Courtesy of Hindman Funeral Home. Source: Troublesome Creek Times, Wednesday, June 18, 2003

 
 
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 Parents:
  Nelson Hays (1865 - 1959)
  Lucinda Smith Hays (1877 - 1967)
 
 Spouse:
  Ruby Cratchell Hays (1921 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lovel Hayes (1899 - 1987)*
  Effie Hays Watts (1901 - 1985)*
  Clara B Hays Amburgey (1905 - 1990)*
  Delmas Hays (1910 - 1991)*
  Alma Hays Banks (1912 - 2010)*
  Clark Hays (1914 - 2001)*
  Lawrence Hays (1916 - 2003)
  Astor Hayes (1918 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Augusta Cemetery
Augusta
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Deb Shepherd
Record added: Nov 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101540024
Lawrence Larry Hays
Added by: Duane Anders
 
Lawrence Larry Hays
Added by: Duane Anders
 
Lawrence Larry Hays
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