VERNA RUTH VICE HAYS, 89, passed away Dec. 30, 2019. She was a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church and Oneonta Eastern Star. Mrs. Hays retired from the Blountsville Telephone Company after 18 years of service. She previously worked at Elrod’s Shoe Store in Oneonta for 13 years. Mrs. Hays enjoyed working in her yard and cooking. She was well known for her coconut cakes and pear preserves. She loved feeding everyone. Predeceasing her were parents Lester T. and Mary Spradlin Vice, husband Luther Hays, brother Billy Vice, and grandson Adam Hays.
Surviving are children Dr. Ann Hays Siler and Bob Bain of Boaz, Tom Hays and Dr. Sarah Hays of Birmingham, Tim and Cheryl Hays of Guntersville, and “adopted” son Mark Morgan; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews. She will be missed by so many.
Bro. Michael Cornelius and Bro. Wayne White officiated the noon service held Jan. 4 at Lebanon United Methodist Church. Entombment followed beside her husband at Oak Hill Mausoleum. Pallbearers were Bob Bain, Andy Siler, Taylor Jones, Cecil Price, Danny Price, David Price, Lance Smith, Ben Hays, Shawn Hays, Rex Murphree, Daniel Murphree, David Murphree, Mark Morgan, and Luke Hays. Honorary pallbearers were George Reid, Lamar Keith, and Bill Bynum. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.
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