JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Linda Diane Hays

Linda Diane Hays, 57, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2008, 
at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.

She was born in Granite City on Sept. 10, 1950, a daughter of Thomas Jr. and 
Norma Marie (Odell) Williams Cobb. She married Virgle "Nokey" Hays on April 26, 1969, 
in Granite City, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2006. She was a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Johnston Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Jerry Schell officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel 
Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Linda is survived by two sons, Dennis Hays and wife Debbie of Bluford and Jerry Hays 
and wife Kristy of Marion; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, 
David Cobb and wife Cherry of Mt. Vernon and Clint Wade and wife Joyce of Mt. Vernon; and 
three sisters, Barbara Messmore of Mt. Vernon, Robin James and husband Ronald of Opdyke and 
Holly King of Mt. Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husband, two brothers and one 
great-granddaughter. 



  

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
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