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513. John Hays KING162,239 was born on 4 May 1913 in Long, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. He died on 24 January 1960 at the age of 46 in Hayti, Pemiscot County, Missouri.113

1940 Census. Ponca City, Kay Co, OK, Hh 10
John H. King, age 26, 4 years of college, b. OK, living in the same place 5 years earlier, Teller at a bank
Alma King, wife, 27, b. OK
No children yet.

Not listed as surviving his mother. John served as a pallbearer for his grandfather, John J. Hays in June of 1950 - so died between 1950/1962. Lived at Hayti, Missouri, where he operated one of Arthur Hays' businesses.

Found date of death in my grandmother's dairy. He died Monday, Jan 25th, 1960.
Missouri Death Certificate 60-002710
John Hays King died Jan 24, 1960, in the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital, Hayti, Pemiscot Co, MO. His residence was 801 S. 2nd. He was born 4 May 1913, at Long, Oklahoma and was 46 years, 8 months, 20 days, at death. His occupation was that of merchant, general merchandise. His father was David King, his mother Mattie Hays, his wife Alma King. She was the informant. He did serve in World War II. He died of Hodgkin's Disease [cancer of the lymphatic system] and had been ill for thirteen months. Burial was in East Woodlawn Cemetery, Hayti, MO.

Obituary found on
Democrat Argus - Caruthersville, Missouri - Friday, February 5, 1960
Services were held at the Methodist Church in Hayti Thursday of last week for John Hays King, 46, who died at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital on Sunday, January 24. The Rev. Richard Detweiler officiating and burial was in East Woodlawn cemetery with John W. German Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. King was born at Long, Okla., May 4, 1913, and for the past eleven years had lived in Hayti, where he was the manager of the Hays Store. He was a member of the Methodist Church there, of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Park Board and V.F.W., having served in the Navy during World War II.
At Ponca City, Okla, on November 6, 1937, he was married to Miss Alma Wagoner, who survives. He also leaves two sons, David and Michael, and a daughter, Susan, of the home; his mother, Mrs David King of Tahlequah, Okla.; a brother and five sisters.

My mother remembered there was a son named David whose wife's name was Joyce - they had a daughter named Amy Louise. There may also have been a son named Michael Jon King.

Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007
Hi, I am responding to a query you made looking for the sons of Alma and John King. I know David and Michael Jon King. My hubby used to deliver Foremost Milk to their store, Hay's Big Star, in West Helena, Arkansas back in the 1980s. They are both nice men. I am sending you an article about their stores . I did not know their parents, but you might be able to contact Mike or David from information listed in the article about Hays Foodtown. As for me, I am Jan Marie FARRIS Sansing and I am related to a lot of Hays,( by marriage ) maybe we are all relatives somehow. I am related to Hays family by way of Daniel Boone. My grandparents with several Greats in front of Grandpa and Grandma Van Cleve were in-laws to Mr. and Mrs. Squire Boone,Sr ( parents of Daniel Boone and Squire Boone, Jr. )They are all buried in the same church graveyard in North Carolina. Daniel and Squire Jr. who was married to my ancestor Jane Van Cleve , and their families moved on to Kentucky along with many of the other Van Cleve family members. There were some Hays there too and one of them, Wild Bill Hays, married one of Daniel Boone's daughters and they moved to Missouri . My Boone and Van Cleve families moved on to Calloway Co. , Kentucky and then to Cario, Illinois , before moving on to what is now Stone County , Arkansas.
HAYS is a family owned and operated company that was established in Blytheville in 1935. This store is still located on Main Street. The current owners are David A. King and Michael J. King.
A store was opened on the ‘Square’ in Hayti, Missouri in 1948 but is now located on Lincoln. The Caruthersville, Missouri property was purchased in 1973 when it was located on Ward Avenue—it has now moved to 13 th Street. A second Blytheville location was established in 1987 at Days Shopping Center.
In 1977, the first HAYS FOOD TOWN, INC. was purchased in Wynne, AR. A supermarket was purchased in West Helena, AR in 1981, and a second, larger store in Wynne was added in 1986.
HAYS expanded in May of 2001 with the purchase of five stores--two locations in Jonesboro, two in Paragould and one in Walnut Ridge.
Over the years, HAYS has seen many changes and slogans. Some of the slogans are as follows: “HAYS, The Friendliest Stores in Town”, “You’ve Got a Friend at HAYS” and “It Pays to Trade With HAYS”. These are slogans that we at HAYS strive to live by in our daily work.
David and Mike state “it has never been the goal of our family to be the biggest, our philosophy is to strive to be the best.” We want to be the best in fresh quality products, superior customer service, competitive prices and convenient locations.
Each of these stores has its own unique personality and reputation for interacting with their customers. “They strive to sell satisfaction, as well as groceries.”
* David’s two daughters, Amy Louise Gullic and Susannah King both work in the company. Amy’s husband, David, is the assistant manager at # 39 in Blytheville. Mike’s two sons, Jon David King and Mickey King also work for HAYS. Their sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Rick Skillen, work out of the Wynne office.

John Hays KING and Alma Golda Lorena WAGONER were married on 7 November 1937 in Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma. Alma Golda Lorena WAGONER264 was born on 29 October 1912 in Oklahoma. She died on 29 July 1971 at the age of 58 in Hayti, Pemiscot County, Missouri.

An online database gave her parents as John Allen Wagoner, b. 11 Dec 1888, TN and died 22 Feb 1970, Ponca City, Kay Co, OK; and Goldie Violet Carson, b. 31 Mar 1892, Little Rock AR, died 18 Dec 1975, Ponca City. They married 6 Mar 1910 and divorced in 1938.

1910 Census. Lincoln Twp, Washington Co, OK, Hh 36
Margaret A. Wagoner, age 59, widow, 8 children, 5 living, b. TN, father b. VA, mother b. NC
J. Allen, son, age 21, married one time for one month, b. TN
Eula D., dau, age 18, b. TN
Goldie C. Wagoner, dau-in-law, age 18, b. AR

1920 Census. Ponca City, Kay Co, OK Hh 164
J. A. Waggoner, age 31, b. TN as were his parents
Goldie, wife, age 28, b. AR, father b. AR, mother b. TN
children all born in Oklahoma
Esther, dau, age 9 years, 1 month
Alma, dau, age 7 years, 3 months
Lila B., dau, age 4 years, 11 months
Viola, dau, age 2 years, 11 months

1930 Census. Ponca City, Kay Co, OK Hh 2
J. Allen Wagoner, age 41, married at age 21, b. TN, foreman of a warehouse
Goldie V., wife, age 38, married at 18
Esther L., dau, age 19, stenographer, petroleum refining company
Alma, dau, age 17
Lila B., dau, age 15
Viola, dau, age 13
Lavone, dau, age 8
Dellene, dau, age 4
Dellvine, son, age 4 [apparently twins]
Margret S., mother, age 78, widow, 22 when married, b. TN, father b. VA, mother b. NC

John Hays KING and Alma Golda Lorena WAGONER had the following children:



David A. KING.



Michael Jon KING (private).



Susan KING was born (date unknown).