Elsie Mildred WOOD and Hugh Buck HAYS were married on 3 October 1931 in Crawford County, Arkansas.159 Hugh Buck HAYS160, son of George Wallace HAYS and Minnie Jim VINSANT, was born on 17 April 1900 in Crawford County, Arkansas.80,83 He died on 29 July 1972 at the age of 72 in Crawford County, Arkansas.83
World War I Draft Registration. 12 Sep 1918
[I know Hugh Buck married Elsie Wood - I am assuming I have the correct Elsie Wood since there doesn't seem to be another of the right age.]
They had no children.
1940 Census. Van Buren, Crawford, AR, Hh 4
My grandmother had saved a Funeral program which included the printed sermon and the 23rd Psalm. Hugh Buck was survived by his wife Elsie, brother Jim Hays of Van Buren and four sisters, Mrs. Fay White, Mrs. Tressie Webster, and Mrs. Atha Pigg of Van Burn and Mrs. Georgia Prue of Kansas City, Kansas. Hugh Buck had attained the rank of 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. He had retired in 1942 from the Missouri Pacific Railraod as a conductor.
The funeral was held 1 Aug 1972 at the St.Edwards Chapel. The message was delivered by Rev. Jack Cutbirth, Pastor of Wood Memorial Christian Church in Van Buren. Pallbearers were Dr. J. B. Hays, Wally Hays, Darrell Hays, Alvy Hays, Tommy Hays, Elliott Hays, Atha Pigg, Jr. and Wallace Hays. [I suspect most if not all were his nephews]
Buried Forest Park Cemetery, Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co AR.