Paul West Hays was born on January 12, 1908 to William Henry and Etta West Hays in Crawford County.
He was survived by his wife, Mattie Leone Willis Hays; two daughters; Carolyn Staggs and Jo Etta Summerhill both of Van Buren, and one son Paul Hays of Van Buren. Six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Paul and Leone are buried Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.
Paul West HAYS and Mattie Leone WILLIS were married.228 Mattie Leone WILLIS was born on 3 March 1913. She died on 6 October 2006 at the age of 93 in Crawford County, Arkansas.
Mrs. Hays was a homemaker and a former school cafeteria employee for City Heights and Rena School, a member of Rena Christian Church. Preceded in death by her husband Paul Hays Sr., a brother James Willis and three sisters Myrtle Obercampers, Lorene Blevins, and Mabel Moore, Parents Jess and Cora Ford Willis.
Paul West HAYS and Mattie Leone WILLIS had the following children: