HAYS L LEE, 103, of Sulphur Springs, left her twelve-year residence at Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday April 4, 2012 to be embraced by her dear Savior.
Her family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday April 7, 2012 at West Oaks Funeral Home in Sulphur Springs. Starrett Funeral Home of Paris will conduct graveside rites at 3:00 p.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Rev. Kenneth Rhoades officiating.
Hays L was born August 23, 1908 in the Arbala community of Hopkins County, one of three daughters born to George G. and Fannie Etta Burns Payne. She attended Hopkins County schools, and spent her life as a homemaker and caregiver to her family. She was a member of Central Baptist Church. On September 13, 1924 she married Roy Lee, who preceded her in death on December 9, 1976.
She is survived by three children, Billie Blize, Doris Starrett, and Joe Jack Lee, all of Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren, Roy Blize and wife, Linda of Elmendorf, Van Blize, of Arlington, Lou Gail Armstrong, of Temple, and Jan Blize of Powderly; seven great- grandchildren, Lori and James Blize, Dawn Soliz, Billie Rae Blize, Vanessa Ball, Joel Armstrong and wife Crystal, and Lee Armstrong and wife, Sally; nine great- great- grandchildren, Brandon DeLuna, Breanna Blize, Drake McWhorter, Carter Vara, Warren Ball, Alanna Ball, Aiden Lopez, Jenna Armstrong, and Abigail Armstrong; nieces and nephews Sanford Gammill and wife Judy, Fannie Stanglin, Ruby Nell Watts, Vivian Shell and husband, Billy, Jerry Brewer and wife, Doris, Betsy Brewer, Durwood Sheppard, Dona Lou Marada and husband, Charles, and Mattie Lou Potter.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Roy Blize, Van Blize, James Blize, Brandon DeLuna, Sanford Gammill and Durwood Sheppard.