Melissa Ann Hays, 44, of New Edinburg, died on August 14, 2017 at Bradley County Medical Center.

She was born October 19, 1972, in Warren. She was a school teacher and a member of Emmaus Baptist Church.

Ms. Hayes was preceded in death by her mother, Nell Gullett Dal Santo and a stepbrother, Brandon Temple.

Survivors are her father and stepmother, Dennis and Sherry Hays of Hermitage; stepfather, Walter Dal Santo and wife Sandra of New Edinburg; a half-brother, Bradley Hays of Mule Creek, New Mexico; a stepbrother, Anthony Dal Santo of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; three stepsisters, Holly Morgan and husband Joey of El Dorado, Darla Doutt of North Little Rock, and Chaundra Ely of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; an uncle, Freddy Gullett and spouse Terry of New Edinburg; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 17, at 2 p.m. at Frazer’s Funeral Home in Warren. Burial will be at Moseley Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, August 16, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


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