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Mark Laver Hays

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Mark Laver Hays, 39, of Hickory Flat, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church near Oxford with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Long Beach, California, Mark had lived much of his life in Oxford and was a truck driver for Memphis-based JIT-EX.

He is survived by his wife, Brandy Jean Stanford Hays of Hickory Flat; parents, Gene and Barbara Hays of Oxford; grandmother, Beverly Hays of Oxford; brothers Eric Hays (Karla Ray) and Ron (Elizabeth), both of Oxford.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to a www.gofundme.com account titled “Mark Hays – A Rare Gem” or to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, 848 Adams Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103 or at www.lebonheur.org

Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com