John F. Hays
John F. Hays was born in Overton county, Tenn., March 10th,
1850, and died at the home of A. A. McMeen, in Jefferson
county, Ill., February 22, 1892, aged 31 years, 11 months
and 13 days.
He had been sufferer for a long time with that dreadful
disease, consumption, yet he hardly ever complained and
seemed cheerful up to within a short time before his death.
The writer visited him daily. About three weeks before he
died he said that he was willing to die and everything was
bright in the future. Interment at Hopewell, funeral sermon
by Rev. J. N. Brown, assisted by James McCormack. The father
and brothers have the sympathy of a number of friends.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson