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A.C. Lay

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

DEXTER -- A.C. Lay, 87, died April 16, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Born Aug. 4, 1924, in Bell City, to the late Albert Charles and Mabel Clara Ramsey Lay, he was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter. He had worked in several factories in Dexter and was a former employee of the First Baptist Church in Dexter.

On Oct. 7, 1952, at Piggott, Ark., he married Viola Leoma Forkum who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: one son, Allen Carl Lay of Smyrna, Tenn.; two daughters, Diane Sue Robinson of Dexter and Cheryl Lynn Rice of Mount Pleasant, Miss.; one brother, Hugh Lay of Bloomfield; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Stanley Charles Lay, and five sisters, Dorothy Lampley, Eula Burkhart, Jessie McRoy, Maggie Lay and Joyce Spurgeon.

Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery.