OBITUARY

MASEL BAYS

December 16, 1936December 17, 2020
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Masel “Tootsie” Allene Richmond Bays, 84, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at West Virginia University Hospital.

Born on December 16, 1936 in Monroe County, she was the daughter of the late Alva Rosco and Ida Belle Pyatt Richmond.

Masel was a member of Fayetteville First Church of God. She loved to spend time with her family and friends, doing crafts, gardening, fishing and camping.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Bays; daughter, Teresa Cox; grandson, Carl B. Cox Jr.; brothers, Bobby, Corey, and Leonard; and sisters, Dreama, Mabel, Daisy, and Joetta.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Debbie (Benton) White of Hagerstown MD; sons, Carl (Barb) Bays of Fayetteville, Lucky (Valerie) Bays of Fayetteville, Greg (Tina) Bays of Fayetteville, and Rodney (Carol) Bays of Fayetteville; 21 grand-children; 42 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be 1 pm on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Danny Goins and Mike Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 12pm-1pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines, for those wishing to attend services, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Friends and family may send words of comfort to the family at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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Connie Coates

December 22, 2020

Sympathy to family and friends for the loss of this dear lady. She has always been ready and willing to help in any way she could. Her love of God and family was evident to all who knew her. I always loved her laugh and friendly ways. I visited her over a year ago at her home, we laughed, cried and remembered old times and loved ones. We had prayer together and rejoiced in God's blessings. Prayers for the family for strength, comfort, peace and precious memories.
Connie Winser Coates

Rita Winser

December 22, 2020

My sincere symathy to the family. Tootsie was a wonderful person. I will always remember her laugh and her stories. She will be missed

Lorie Conner

December 22, 2020

Oh how I love & miss you Aunt Tootsie.
So many memories in my heart of our family times from Michigan Ave (FL) to Bays Hill. So many fried chicken dinners and the biggest cakes I'd ever seen for all of us to enjoy. Have Mercy YOUR FIRED PIES!
You always made me feel loved and special. I so wish I could hear you tell me you loved me one more time and I that I can eat crackers in your bed.
Until we meet again....forever in my heart ❤

Phyllis Hess

December 21, 2020

Masel always had a smile on her face and a friendly hug. She is sadly missed.

Bub and Jeanette Castle

December 21, 2020

This is your neighbor, Jeanette Castle. Bub and I want to offer our sympathy on Masel's passing. I'll pray you all will have peace and comfort. This is a difficult time in our world right now. So, I want to let you know I can pick up groceries or run an errand for you. My phone is 304-663-0040. "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." John 5: 28,29

Butch Pack

December 21, 2020

I send my heart felt condolences and prayers to the family and friends may she Rest In Peace

Janette Woodrum

December 19, 2020

What a wonderful lady, she was a mom., grandmother, wife, aunt but most all she was a friend..Mrs. Bays always had such a sweet spirit..a kind word and always showed her love for her family..The ballgames were so much fun when she was there watching her grandchildren..play, and her children coaching..What a love she had for her family.. My heartfelt sympathy is sent to each and everyone.

Rodney Bays

December 19, 2020

Mary Jahnke

December 19, 2020

Aunt Tootsie was a special lady! Such a strong soul and always had her door open to welcome everyone! I have many wonderful memories of her and even had the pleasure of going on a couple of vacations with her and she was always up for an adventure, we shared lots of laughter on those trips! I am blessed to have those memories! Love to all of the family as I understand what a difficult time this is. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories and the strength and love of your family.

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