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103. James Elliott HAYS was born on 20 June 1908.38 He died on 12 March 1973 at the age of 64 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.38,152

Jim E. Hays, age 25, married Miss Wilma Usher, 23, both of Van Buren. J. A. Riddle, minister, married them.

1940 Census. Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR
Hh 425
James Hays, 31, Lifestock Dealer
Wilma, wife, age 29
Jim Buck, 5. Wallace, 3.

Arkansas First Draft, World War II, 1942
James Elliott Hays lived in Strickler, Washington Co, AR. He was age 35, born 20 Jun 1908 in Van Buren, Arkansas. Mrs. James Elliott Hays, his wife, would always know his address.

Died Sparks Hospital. Buried in Forest Park Cemetery.

James Elliott HAYS and Wilma USHER were married on 30 September 1933 in Crawford County, Arkansas.74,152 Wilma USHER was born on 14 May 1910 in Oklahoma. She died on 12 July 2005 at the age of 95 in Alma, Crawford County, Arkansas.38 She was buried in Forest Park, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.153

1920 Census. Jasper, Crawford, AR, Hh 40
William C. "Asher", 40, b. AR
Julia E., wife, 43, b. AR
Earl C., son, 14, b. AR.
Bonnie A, dau. 13. Ruby M. dau 10. Wilma B., dau, 9. Born OK
William E. Celwork, stepson, 13. Pauline R. Celwork, stepdau, 7. Born AR

1930 Census. Van Buren, Crawford, AR, Hh 27
Frank G. Kerr, 71, b. MO, Druggist
Lucy, wife, 58, b. TN, Proprietor, Tea Room
Pauline Cellwork, Roomer, 17, b. AR, Waitress, Tea Room
Wilma Usher, Roomer, 19, b. OK, Waitress, Tea Room
Wilma Usher Hays, 95, of Van Buren, Arkansas died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, in a local hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of First Baptist Church in Van Buren, Van Buren Senior Inn, Arkansas Cameo Club, Extension Homemakers Club, Order of Eastern Star and AARP. She was a mentor at Parkview Elementary, Volunteer at City Heights Elementary, 1988 Ms. Senior Western Arkansas and State Bake-Off winner in 1988 and 1993. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Hays; and a grandson, Anson Bartlett.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2005 at Van Buren First Baptist Church with burial at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
She is survived by three daughters, Wilma Jean, Ardia Anne, and Marilyn; six sons; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Van Buren Senior Inn, 607 Knox, Van Buren, AR 72956, or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1121 E. Main, Van Buren, AR 72956, or Gideons International, P.O. Box 1791, Van Buren, AR 72957.

Wilma's obit was also published in the Southwest Times Record, Ft. Smith, on 18 Jul 2005.

James Elliott HAYS and Wilma USHER had the following children:



Dr. Jim Buck HAYS10 was born in 1935 in Crawford County, Arkansas.



Wallace "Wally" HAYS10 was born in 1938 in Crawford County, Arkansas.



Marilyn HAYS10 was born (date unknown).

Possibly married Ballentine.



Ardia Anne HAYS10 was born (date unknown).

Married Spellman.



Jeanne HAYS10 was born (date unknown).



Darrell HAYS10 was born (date unknown).



Alvy HAYS10 was born (date unknown).



Tommy HAYS10 was born (date unknown).



Dr. Elliott HAYS10 was born (date unknown).