Well Known Dallas Lady, Mrs. Margerey Hay, Dies May 2, 1999
Margerey Wilson Hay, age 90, of Dallas, Georgia, died May 2, 1999 in the West Paces Ferry Hospital in Atlanta where she had been a patient for more than two weeks. She was born in Cobb County, married Frank A. Hay of Dallas in 1939, and became a full-fledged citizen of Paulding County.
She was a beloved and active member of the First United Methodist Church. At one time she was head of the Junior Division of Sunday School, and taught the Junior Class. She was a leader and active participant in all of the Women’s Organizations, W.S.C.S., and United Methodist Women, and sang in the choir. Probably, her greatest contribution was the use of her training and talent to supply and arrange the altar flowers altogether, for several years. She was an active member of the Philathea Sunday School Class. Her keen sense of humor helped to enliven many occasions with an interesting story, many times involving her cats, which were very much a part of her life.
She was an active member and leader in the Dallas Garden Club and her love for flowers and gardens was well known throughout Georgia, serving as an Accredited Judge for many flower shows. She was a member of the Chrysanthemum Society and participated and served as Judge at the Yearly Show as long as her health permitted. She was a member of the Fun and Fellowship Club which was organized by the Methodist Church for retired citizens.
She was interested and active in many civic groups such as the Chamber of Commerce. She was the first person to be named Citizen of the Year by that group. She served on the Dallas Parking Authority for a number of years, and was active in the local work of the American Cancer Society. She was a member of the Dallas Woman’s Club and participated in helping to bring about the establishment of the Paulding County Library. She held to her Cobb County roots through membership in the Creative Study Club in Marietta.
She was a business woman, working with her husband in the Family Department Store, and operating it after his death.
Survivors are grandchildren, Allen Hay of Dallas and Karen Bryant of Temple; great-grandchild, Little Ashlee Bryant of Temple; brother, Everett Wilson of Lilburn; three sisters, Christine Parker of California, Ruth Johnson of Kennesaw and Eddi Lee Daniel of Smyrna; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Hay, step-son, Frank Andrew Hay, Jr., parents, Wiley Anderson Wilson and Sarah Isabell Haney Wilson, sisters, Blanche Lankford and Gladys Parker.
Funeral Services were conducted on Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 4:30 p.m. in Eberhart Chapel with Rev. Jim Bocian officiating. Special music was rendered by Mr. George Williams, singing “In the Garden” and “Shall We Gather at the River” accompanied by Mr. Charles Cole at the piano.
Interment was in Dallas Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Bill Watson, Roy Camp, Art Fudger, Jack Bickford, Ken Smith, Guy Harris and Ken Vinson.
Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.