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Charlotte News, Charlotte, NC
Obituary of Hezekiah Webb Bays

May 3, 1921


The funeral services of Dr. H. W. Bays, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. G. Stevens, in Rock Hill, S. C.., at midnight Sunday, will be held in Rock Hill Tuesday afternoon. The body will be laid to rest beside that of his wife in the family plot in Laurel Hill cemetery.

The message of Dr. Bays' death was received by Mrs. W. W. Bays and Miss Mamie Bays here Monday. Dr. Bays was the oldest brother of Rev. W. W. Bays, who lived in Charlotte almost 20 years prior to his death, about four years ago.

Dr. H. W. Bays was for a number of years a member of the Holston conference, then for a short time of the Western North Carolina conference, and for more than 25 years a member of the South Carolina conference. In the last named conference he was a pastor of a number of important appointments, including Abbeville, Bethel church, Charleston, Washington Street church, Columbia and Orangeburg. He was also presiding elder of the Rock Hill Charleston and Sumpter districts.

Dr. Bays was married in 1868, his wife having died in 1919. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. W. G. Stevens, Mrs. W. B. Wilson, Jr., and Mrs. T. A. Moore, of Rock Hill, and Mrs. F. C. Bleekman, of Asheville. Two brothers and one sister also survive. They are S. J. Bays, who lives in California, Rev. J. C. Bays, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mrs. King Dye of Washington county, Virginia.

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