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Guelda L. Hay

May 25, 1917 -October 14, 2004

Guelda L. Hay

Guelda Hay was well known to us through all of the work that she and Millie Stewart have done over the years to preserve the history and genealogy of Taylor and surrounding counties. Millie used to tell me that Guelda was kin to most all the families in Taylor County in one way or another! And Guelda always shared what she knew.
Guelda was co-author of "Cemeteries of Taylor County, Georgia". Her work will live on!

Lt. Col. Guelda L. Hay, USAF (RET.) -MACON - Lt. Col. Geulda L. Hay, USAF (Ret.), 87, died Thursday in a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday in Riverside Cemetery, North Gate. Pastors Rick and Judy Gordy will officiate. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Word of Life Christian Fellowship Church, P. O. Box 1448, Gray, GA 31032.

Ms. Hay, daughter of the late Samuel Milton Hay and Gertrude McInvale Hay, was born in Ideal, GA. She was educated at Rabun Gap School and Women's Teachers College of Western North Carolina. Ms. Hay received her Nursing Degree at Columbus City Hospital, Columbus, GA and was a veteran serving during World War II, the Korean Conflict and in Vietnam. Ms. Hay was a member of Word of Life Christian Fellowship Church in Gray, GA and a member of the Col. Thomas Hardeman Chapter of U.D.C. Ms. Hay was a renowned genealogist.

Survivors include her lifelong friend, Millie Stewart of Macon; three nephews, William McInvale Hay, Freddie Leon Hay, both of Newnan and Christian Hay of McClenny, FL; two nieces, Guelda Hay Coats of Ft. Wayne, IN and Barbara Hay Spradlin of Newnan.

Visit www.mem.com to express tributes. -Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.

Published in The Telegraph on 10/16/2004

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