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503. Mary Margaret HAYS was born on 5 June 1917 in Crawford County, Arkansas.256 She died on 17 September 1996 at the age of 79 in Crawford County, Arkansas.238 She was buried on 19 September 1996 in Ft. Smith Natl Cemetery, Ft Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.262

Marriage Record. Johnson Co, AR
Edwin Deffenbaugh of Van Buren, age 35, to Miss Mary Hays of Van Buren, age 30, 16 Jun 1947. Virgil C. Kolb, Johnson County Judge, performed the ceremony.

Buried National Cemetery, Ft. Smith.

Mary's picture is posted on FindAGrave - she looked a lot like my Great Aunt Minnie (Hays) Comstock. Definitely a family resemblance. Mary's was Minnie's niece.


MARY M. DEFFENBAUGH, 79, of Van Buren died Tuesday, September 17, 1996, in a local nursing home. She was a retired cashier for Hays Grocery and a member of Alexander Memorial Christian Church.

Funeral will be 11:00 a.m., September 19, 1996 in Ocker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with burial at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jo Cash of Hot Springs; two sons, Gary and Daniel Deffenbaugh, both of Van Buren; a sister, Dorothy Vines of Van Buren; a brother, Hadley Hays of Jackson, Tennessee; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Drew and Matt Deffenbaugh, Brian and Floyd Arick and Howard Simmons and her nephew, Ted Hays.

The family will visit with friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary Margaret HAYS and Edwin P. DEFFENBAUGH were married on 16 June 1947 in Johnson County, Arkansas.236 Edwin P. DEFFENBAUGH was born on 23 December 1911. He died on 16 April 1984 at the age of 72 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. He was buried 18 Arp 1984 in Ft Smith Natl Cemetery, Ft Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.262

Obituary - Southwest Times Record of Fort Smith, AR - April 17, 1984 - Page 6B

EDWIN P. DEFFENBAUGH, 72, of 307 So. 13th Street, Van Buren, AR, died Monday, April 16th, in a Van Buren hospital. He was retired from Sparkman Quality Clothiers and he attended the Rena Christian Church. A lifelong Van Buren resident, Deffenbaugh was an Army veteran and served in the Phillipines and the Western Pacific.

Funeral will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in Ocker Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at U.S. National Cemetery (Fort Smith).

He is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter, Mary Jo Arick of North Little Rock; three sons, Gary of Paris, AR, Danny of Van Buren, and Jerry of Knoxville, TN; three sisters, Blanche Brewer of Van Buren, Mary Brasuell of Los Angeles, CA, and Ruth Shaffer of Sedelia, MO; a brother, Wallace of Dallas, TX and 12 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gene Bell, George Batchelor, Earl Robinson, John Danchiu, Elliott Sparkman, and Ernest Yeager.

Edwin served as private in the US Army, World War II.

Mary Margaret HAYS and Edwin P. DEFFENBAUGH had the following children:



Mary Jo KNIGHT (private).238



Gary Edwin DEFFENBAUGH (private).238



Daniel Ray DEFFENBAUGH (private).238



Jerry DEFFENBAUGH (private).