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Sutton Memorial Home (Taylorville, Illinois)
Saturday December 11th, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm

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Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday December 11th, 2021

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Edward Earl Hays

Edward Earl Hays, 85 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 6:10 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. He was born on September 7, 1936 in Herrick, IL the son of Arthur and Oleta (Lane) Hays. He married Martha Alice Weekly on July 25, 1959 in Tower Hill, IL and she preceded him in death on December 3, 2017. Earl was a member of Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville. He loved woodworking, playing cards and drinking coffee with his friends. He also loved his family.

He is survived by his daughter: Delorse (Neil) Sphar of Taylorville, IL; sons: Brian (Rita) Hays of Cayuga, IN; Mark (Deb) Hays of Paris, IL; Jimmy (Sarah) Hays of Springfield, IL; grandchildren: Grant, Brian Michael, Brittany, Breanna, Brady, Jodie, Mindy, Paul, Whitney, Hillary, Amber, Eriq, Aleah, Alex, Alexis, Andrew; twenty-one great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sons: Edward Earl Hays and Laurence Dean Hays; grandson: James Hays Jr., great-granddaughter: Brynslee Edwards, great-grandson: Zaylor Hays and all of his siblings.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 9:00-12:00 Noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. Burial will be in Tower Hill Cemetery in Tower Hill, IL.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Edward Hays

Terri Layton Dec 10 2021 8:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Hays

Bobbie H Dec 7 2021 7:34 PM

Mr. Earl will be greatly missed by the Kennedy family. He was a wonderful man and friend to Grandpa Gene and all of us. We hope his memory is truly a blessing to you all!

Stuart and Cathy (Kennedy) Lowrey, John and Rachael Dec 7 2021 4:59 PM

I am sorry to hear that you lost your dad .he was a very awesome guy and I know you will miss him but he is in heaven with the angel and he always watching over you and your family .

Bobbie H Dec 6 2021 10:37 PM

Earl Taught me alot while I worked with him at Kennedys. Many fun times for many years What a Great man is was Prayers for comfort for you all, Im so sorry I wont be able to come I broke my back and cant do much right now.

Dalene Wise Horner Dec 6 2021 2:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Hays

Dalene Wise Horner Dec 6 2021 2:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Hays

Judy Hedenberg Dec 5 2021 8:01 PM

Condolences to his family. He was a nice man! Loved talking with him!

Cheryl Dec 5 2021 3:13 PM

Rest peacefully Earl. Condolences to his kids and grandkids.

Shorty Thompson Dec 5 2021 12:37 AM