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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Charley Lee Hay, 77, of Fort Scott died at his home Monday evening, Jan. 12, 2009.

He was born Aug. 22, 1931 in Lake City, Ark., the son of William Edward and Melinda Mae (Cummings) Hay.

He married Mary Louise Lemons Sept. 28, 1955 in Exeter, Mo. She survives of the home.

Charley worked as a Shear Operator for the Hesston Corporation, cutting material for building farm machinery, retiring in 1985.

He was a former member of the Hiattville United Methodist Church, and a current member of the St. John's United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, Mary, Charley is survived by a son; Steven Hay of Harriman, Texas, a daughter; Tammy Queen of Fort Scott, Kan., a sister; Ruth Browning of Turlock, Calif., and four brothers; John Herman Hay of Tulsa, Okla., James Hay, also of Tulsa, Lehman Hay of Longmont, Colo., and Curtis Hay of Granby, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cheryl Fowler; two sisters, Omogene Miller, and Helen Hay; and seven brothers, Delmar, Frankie, Arthur, Lowell, Nolan, Pat, and Robert Eldon Hay.

According to his wishes, Charley was cremated.

The family will have private memorial services at a later date. Services are under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.