HAYS, EILEEN - Anderson County, Texas | EILEEN HAYS - Texas Gravestone Photos

Eileen HAYS

Starr Cemetery
Anderson County,

Johnny 20 Jul 1939 - 6 Apr 1990
Son of Clayton Miles Parker (1915 - 1981) and
Gertrude Marie McCarter Parker (1915 - 2005)
See his entry for more information

Eileen 20 Apr 1947 - 21 Jan 2014
Born and died in Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas
Daughter of Joe E and Juanita Elizabeth Chaffin
Eileen Hays
Funeral services for Eileen Hays of Elkhart, Texas will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Elkhart with Bro. Bill Gernenz officiating. Burial will follow at Starr Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home, Palestine.
Eileen passed away, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at East Texas Medical Center after valiantly fighting a seventeen year battle with breast cancer.
She was born April 20, 1947, in Palestine, Texas to Joe E. and Juanita Starr Chaffin. Eileen was a Christian and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elkhart for over sixty years. She owned and operated Eileen's Beauty Shop in Elkhart where she styled hair, counseled friends, and touched many lives. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi where she enjoyed friends and fellowship. When meeting Eileen, you would immediately notice that she always brightened up a room and never met a stranger. She left a sparkle wherever she went. We know that those who went before her are celebrating right now having her with them in heaven!
She was preceded in death by her mother and her first husband Johnny M. Parker. She is survived by her father, Joe E. Chaffin, of Dogwood Trails, Palestine, Texas, her husband, Mike Hays, of Elkhart, daughter, Lori McKenzie and husband Craig of Spring, son, Jody Parker and wife Amy of Elkhart, stepsons, Michael Hays and wife Marcy of Elkhart, and Matt Hays and wife Sondra of Elkhart. Grandchildren, Chelsi McCann, Cade McKenzie, Hunter Parker, Heather Parker, Erin Hays, Regan Hays, Alli Hays, Jacob Hays, Aiden Torma, Brooks Torma, Madye Hays and Mallori Hays.
Pallbearers are Roger Parker, Gary Gunnels, Dennis Grimsley, Marty Cox, Barrett Sanders, and Joe Farrow.
Visitation will be held in the chapel at Herrington Funeral Home in Palestine from 6-8 PM on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers the family would request donations to the Johnny Parker Memorial Scholarship Fund at Elkhart State Bank, P.O. Box 427, Elkhart, Texas 75839 or the charity of your choice.
Eileen was so special to so many people and family, it is so hard for me as a friend to let her go. NB

Photo Courtesy of Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick

Contributed on 9/15/14

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Submitted: 9/15/14 • Approved: 9/18/14 • Last Updated: 3/23/18 • R20878-G20875-S3

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