SANTA ANNA Funeral services for Thomas M. Hays Jr., 83, of Santa Anna, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Comanche with the Rev. Matt Hall and Vicki Lackey officiating. Burial will follow at 4:30 p.m. the Santa Anna Cemetery under the direction of Henderson Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

He was born on June 2, 1924, in Santa Anna to Thomas Myron and Anna Belle Andrews Hays. Thomas was married to Ruby Faye Eidson on On Sept. 19, 1974, in Norfolk, Va. She preceded him in death in 2002. On Sept. 6, 2003, he was married to Margie Petross Smith In Comanche.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Smith Hays of Santa Anna; three daughters, Suzanna Parker of Manhattan, Kan., Teresa Baker of Bridgeport and Kathy Jo Sciferth of Chatanooga, Tenn.; two sons, Thomas M. Hays III of Austin and Gary Knapp of Norfolk, Va.; three stepsons, Sam Cobb of Austin, Lynn Cobb of San Marcos and Larry Smith of Eastland; 10 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three step-great-grandchildren.