Dorlas HAYS

Girard Gazette, Wednesday, 1 February 1995, page 2 column 1:

Dorlas Hays, 85 of Herscher died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1995 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home following a long illness.

Mr. Hays was born in Lowder on Aug. 2, 1909 the son of John and Mary Burns Hays. He married Freida Flowers on April 6, 1942 in Warrenton, Mo.

He worked as an independent truck driver in the Herscher area, for over 50 years, retiring in 1980 to Girard with his wife. They returned to the Herscher area in 1992 to live with their daughter.

He attended the United Methodist Church in Herscher.

Surviving are his wife Frieda, a daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Ron Gardner of Herscher; a son Dorlas "Buck" Hays of Jackson, Mo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Herscher Chapel of Schreffler Funeral Homes. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. at Union Chapel cemetery in Girard, Rev. Al Hilding officiated.