Van Alstyne Leader
December 14, 1989
Services for Lira Rachel Jay, 93, of Van Alstyne were held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday in Flesher Funeral home with burial in Van Alstyne Cemetery.
She died Saturday in North Texas Medical Center in McKinney.
Mrs. Jay was born in Van Alstyne, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Almon England and married Victor O. Jay on Aug. 23, 1914 in Van Alstyne.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Van Alstyne.
Surviving are her daughters, Evelyn Melot and Allene Whitehead of
Van Alstyne, Vivian Hill of Richardson and Barbara Holder of Dallas; son,
Garnet Jay of Bulverde; sisters, Lorene Overby of Howe, and Mae Richardson
of Van Alstyne; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons Rendell Dale Hood, Richard E. Hood, Gary
Whitehead, Kent Whitehead, Larry Jay and Randall Jay.
VAN ALSTYNE - Services for Victor Otis Jay, 82, retired Van Alstyne
farmer and carpenter who died Monday at his home after a long illness,
will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Flesher Funeral Chapel, conducted by
the Rev. Jerry Scott and the Rev. J.I.Gregory, Baptist ministers, and the
Rev. Donald Griffith, Christian minister.
Burial will be at Van Alstyne Cemetery.
Born in Texas, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Jay, and
married Lira England on Aug. 23, 1914 in Van Alstyne. He was a member of
the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife; daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Hood of Fort Worth,
Mrs. Aline Whitehead of Van Alstyne, Mrs. Vivian Hill of Richardson and
Mrs. Barbara Holder of Dallas; sons, Alman Jay of Van Alstyne and Garnett
Jay of San Antonio; sisters, Mrs. Gertie Tate and Mrs. Thelma Walsh, both
of Van Alstyne, and Mrs. Pearl Taylor of McKinney; 11 grandchildren and
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Van Alstyne Leader
Thursday, March 25, 1976
V. O. Jay, 82, Buried Here
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Flesher Funeral Home chapel
for Victor Otis Jay, 82-year-old farmer and carpenter who died at his home
Rites were conducted by the Rv. Jerry Scott, Rev. Don Griffith and
the Rev. J.I.Gregory. Burial was in the Van Alstyne Cemetery.
Born on Dec. 28, 1893, son of the late Robert O. Jay and Eva Lena
Henley Jay, he was a member of the Van Alstyne Baptist Church. He was married
August 23, 1914 in Van Alstyne to Lira England.