Curtis and Son Funeral Home

1315 Talladega Highway, Sylacauga, AL


Madeline Lee (Hammonds) Hay

January 15, 1946June 11, 2020

Funeral services for Madeline Lee Hay, age 74 of Sylacauga, will be Monday, June 15, 2020 at Wewoka Church of God at 2:00 PM with burial to follow in Wewoka Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church Sunday, June 14 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Rev. David Rozell will officiate. Lee passed away June 11, 2020 at her residence. She is survived by her daughters, Shana (Patrick) Coiner, Nan (Alex) Sims; sons, Emory (Buffy) Hay, Kevin Hay, David (Marleen) Hay, and Jason (Dana) Hay; sister, Rebecca (Cliff) Hall; brother, Gordon (Edely) Hammonds, Jr.; aunt, Rita (Robert) Nabors; uncle, Wayne (Carolyn) Hammonds; 43 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Grace Hammonds; grandparents, John and Norma Kramer (California), Lee and Evie Hammonds (Talladega); sister, Sherry Hammonds Manning and husband, Ernie W. Hay, Jr. She was a graduate of Thornton Township High School, Harvey, Illinois. Lee spent many years taking care of her family and leaves behind 43 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren which were her passion in life. Lee was an avid Genealogist and loved traveling with her family. Her travels took her to Central America. She worked many years alongside her husband, Ernie Hay, as the Treasurer for the Goat Sheep Producers of Alabama (GSPA). Pallbearers will be Deanna Hay, Adrianne Hay, Nyla Hay, Dara Hay, Allanah Gray, Hanna Schoen, Amanda Mcallister and Madeline Helverson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tina Taylor, Ashlynn Hay, Kala Peters, and Lynn Gardner. Online memorials may be made at www.curtisandsonfh.com. Curtis and Son North Chapel will direct the service.


  • Shana Coiner (Patrick), Daughter
  • Nan Sims (Alex), Daughter
  • Emory Hay (Buffy), Son
  • Kevin Hay, Son
  • David Hay (Marleen), Son
  • Jason Hay (Dana), Son
  • Rebecca Hall (Cliff), Sister
  • Gordon Hammonds, Jr. (Edely), Brother
  • Rita Nabors (Robert), Aunt
  • Wayne Hammonds (Carolyn), Uncle
  • Ernie W. Hay, Jr., Husband (deceased)
  • Gordon Hammonds, Father (deceased)
  • Grace Hammonds, Mother (deceased)
  • John Kramer, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Norma Kramer, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Lee Hammonds, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Evie Hammonds, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Sherry Hammonds Manning, Sister (deceased)
  • 43 Grandchildren
    30 Great-grandchildren

  • Deanna Hay, Pallbearer
  • Adrianne Hay, Pallbearer
  • Nyla Hay, Pallbearer
  • Dara Hay, Pallbearer
  • Allanah Gray, Pallbearer
  • Hanna Schoen, Pallbearer
  • Amanda Mcallister, Pallbearer
  • Madeline Helverson, Pallbearer
  • Tina Taylor, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ashlynn Hay, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kala Peters, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lynn Gardner, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 15, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, June 15, 2020


Madeline Lee (Hammonds) Hay

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James Hester

July 1, 2020

To a lot of people I wasn't worth their time but this woman and her husband took me in their home gave me a place to stay and loved me like I was family I've not made very many people who was as good to me as this family was thank you Miss Lee I'm deeply going to miss you sorry I didn't finish your camper but I enjoyed every last minute spent with you and I love you

Madeline Helverson

June 16, 2020

This family won’t be the same without you mawmaw love youuu!💔🥺