William Gregory Hays, 49, of McGehee, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
William Gregory Hays, 49, of McGehee, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff. Greg was known as “Pop” to his grandchildren and “Coach” to everybody else. He loved to play with his grandchildren; be in church, and hunting and fishing. He loved to be with family and friends at the race car track. He served 26 years in various capacities with the McGehee Baseball programs and was formerly active in youth activities at First Baptist Church of McGehee. He was born to Helen Evon Hays Stallings and the late William Larry Hays on September 6, 1963, in Dermott. He was preceded in death by his father; grandfather, G.W. Hays; grandparents, Joe and Helen Crowder; and grandson Carson Carter Hays. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Pam Henley Hays ,of McGehee; mother Helen Evon Hays Stallings (Jim) of Florence; four sons, William Joshua Hays (Melanie) of Pine Bluff, Jarrod Bryce Hays (Jamie) of Mt. Tabor, Jacob Brandon Hays (Whitney) of McGehee, Jordan Ross Hays of McGehee; brother Christopher Wayne Hays (Mae Margaret) of Dumas; grandmother, Lorraine Hays; and, four grandchildren, Olivia Blair Hays, Jagger Bryce Hays, Hunter Bradley Hays and Addison Claire Hays. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGhee. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at First Baptist Church in McGehee with Dr. Ed Balducci officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Tabor Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be made to McGehee City Baseball, P. O. Box 841 , McGehee, AR 71654. Arrangements are by Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service of McGehee. Online guestbook: www.griffinculpepper.com