James Alton Lay

February 9, 2013 • Obituaries


Our beloved husb[auth] and and father, James Alton Lay, passed this life to be with the Lord, on Feb. 8, 2013. He was born Nov. 30, 1926, in Durbin, Ark., to Earl and Jessie Lay, who preceded him in death.

Our daddy is survived by our mother Lawanda Lay, of the Dexter home. Daddy and and mother were blessed with four children; daughter Nancy and her husband Glen Holloway, of Alba, Texas, sons James Lay, JR., of Dexter, Connie and wife Cindy Lay, of Tahlequah, Okla., and Gilbert Lay, of Tyler, Texas. Daddy had eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great- great- grandchildren; many, many, nephews and nieces that will greatly miss him.

Daddy served in the US Army during WWII, in Japan. He worked on the farm for Bill Bogle in Dexter, then moved to the East Grand Plains farm. Daddy then went to work for the Whitney Farm, then the Baker Farm until his retirement. He loved everything about farming. He was a member of the Hobbs St. Church of Christ.

A private family service will be held. Visitation will be from Noon until 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Todd Holloway, Daryl Holloway, Casey Holloway, Ryan Lay, C.J. Lay and Charlie Cravens. Honorable pallbearer will be Ryan Scott.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online registry book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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