Graveside services were held Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Liberty Hill, TX, with Pastor Neal Landry officiating. Visitation was held Saturday, March 23, at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown.
Nellie was born October 7, 1931, in Bertram, Texas to the late Flow and Sophie Taylor. She graduated from Bertram High School in 1950. Nellie loved collecting porcelain dolls and roosters. She also enjoyed shopping, especially for clothes, and liked hunting for good deals at garage sales.
Nellie was preceded in death by her parents; husband D.W. Hays; and brothers Buck, Flow, Earl, Bob, and Paul. She is survived by her sons, Dan Hays and wife Geraldine, and Wendell Hays; grandchildren Denise Ehler, Danny Hays, Jr., Patrick Hays, Wendell Hays, Jr., and Keith Ryan; great-grandchildren Brad Ehler, Kim Ehler, Addison Ehler, Grady Ehler, Mason Hays, Brenan Hays, Katie Hays, and Summer Hays; sister Bertie Hohmann; brother-in-law Glen Hays and wife Shirley; and sister-in-law Geniva Simpson and husband Connie.