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Ben (Boyd) Lay, age 90, of Caryville

Ben (Boyd) Lay, age 90, of Caryville, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Lafollette Court Assisted Living. He was born on March 6, 1926 to the late Follie and Jessie Sellers Lay. He was a loving Dad, Papaw and Pa.

Boyd was a member and deacon of Ridgeview Baptist Church, Coal Creek Lodge F&AM #492. He was also a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II. He retired from TVA. Boyd’s family and church were his life.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife of 51 years, Vera Pauline Silcox Lay, Grandson, Kevin Lay; brothers, James and Paul Lay; sisters, Helen Petrey, Rosa Lee Blankenship, Juanita Davis.

He is survived by sons, Orgel Lay and wife Carolyn, Elden Lay and wife Barbara, daughter, Regina Worthington and husband Ron.

Grandchildren, Keith Lay and wife Beverly, Travis Worthington, Amanda Daniels, Shannon Parrott and Tausha Lay.

Great Grandchildren, Tanner and Conner Lay, Adrienne and Autumn Daniels.

Several nieces and nephews and friends to mourn his passing.

The family would like to extend their warmest thanks to the staff at Lafollette Court for the loving care they gave him. Special thanks to Tennova Hospice nurse Lisa Leach for making his last days comfortable.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Rocky Top from 12pm to 2pm with the funeral service to follow at 2pm with the Rev. David Walker officiating. Boyd’s interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rocky Top. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ridgeview Baptist Church c/o Orgel Lay 522 McCulan Drive Caryville, TN 37714 www.holleygamble.com

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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