Memorial services for Harriett Harris Hays, 80, of Tyler, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Marvin United Methodist Church Chapel with the Rev. Stephanie Hughes and the Rev. Allison Thompson officiating. Ar-rangements under direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hays passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Tyler with her family at her side.
She was born on Aug. 9, 1933, in Tyler to the late George Lorner and Annie Belle Castle Harris. She graduated from Tyler High School and attended Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas at Austin. She married her beloved husband, James R. "Jim" Hays on Dec. 23, 1955. She was a lifelong member of Marvin United Methodist Church, and a member of the Marion Wilcox Junior Garden Club, Culta Mea Literary Club and the Chi Omega sorority. Her greatest joy was entertaining and being with family and friends. She was a loving wife and mother who dedicated her life to the love of her family and volunteer work.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Harris McCauley.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Hays, of Tyler; daughter and son-in-law, Holly Hays and Robert L. Wilhelm, of Plano; son and daughter-in-law, Brian James and Denise Ann Hays, of Cypress; grandchildren, Lacey Hope Callaway and husband Colby, and Dillon Reed Hays; and a great-granddaughter, Carli Hope Callaway.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals On Wheels, Marvin United Methodist Church or the
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 24, 2014