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1 of 8 | Posted by: vj - marion, VA

“When I think of uncle Cal I have to smile. He was a very funny person, with his tall frame & profound facial features he could raise his brow &...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Phillip Frady - Encino, CA

“When I think of uncle Cal I have to smile. He was a very funny person, with his tall frame & profound facial features he could raise his brow & stick...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: phillip Frady - Encino, CA

“Lynda, I found out this evening at Bethany that Cal had passed away. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Love, In Jesus' Name, Wanda...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Wanda Gillespie - Huntsville, AL

“My father Emmett was Calvin's first cousin and we were very sad to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hays family. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Martha Bane Larimer - Grover, NC

“Lynda I am so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Janet Berry - Chilhowie, VA

“Calvin had a gentle spirit I felt when I would see him at the wellness center. My thoughts are with you Lynda as well as the rest of your family. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Kim Reedy - VA

“It was a privilege to know this kind and talented man, husband of my friend Linda. God's peace to his family. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Jo Bunch - Marion, VA


RICH VALLEY, VIRGINIA: CALVIN HAYS, age 78, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Francis Marion Manor in Marion, Virginia. He was born in Rich Valley, Virginia to the late Robert and Mary Kegley Hays. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Hays was a gifted graphic artist. He had an extraordinary talent of using his creativity in combination with his skilled hands to produce unique handcrafted fine furniture. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Nelson Calvin Hays, two brothers, George Hays and James Hays and one sister, Mary Ann Buchanan. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Sisco Hays of Rich Valley, Virginia; two daughters, Cheryl Chase Hays and husband, Robert Rollston of Richmond, Virginia and Michael DuVall of Blacksburg, Virginia; one brother, Fox Hays and wife, Barbara of Chilhowie, Virginia; two grandchildren, Rio Ward of Christiansburg, Virginia and Dante DuVall of Blacksburg, Virginia; one great granddaughter, Lily Semple; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Reverend Andrew Parkey officiating. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Hays Family Cemetery on Sunset River Road in Rich Valley, Virginia with Military Rites rendered by Marion VFW Post #4667. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the service at Seaver-Brown Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Promised Land Animal Rescue, 1611 Rocky Hollow Road, Atkins, Virginia 24311. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Hays Family.

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