Terry Lynn Hays, 53, of Johnson City, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at her home in Johnson City, TN.
She was born the daughter of the late Jimmie Jack Hays and Betty Sue Trotter Hays.
She was an English professor for many years at East Tennessee State University.
She was of Presbyterian faith.
Terry was a lover of music and literature.
Survivors include: mother, Betty Sue Trotter Hays, of Johnson City, TN; brothers, David Alan Hays (wife, Rebecca) of Johnson City, TN, and John Paul Hays (wife, Sherry), of North Carolina; host of nieces, nephews, family and many friends.
The family of Terry Lynn Hays will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in the Morris-Baker North Chapel.
The funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM with Pastor John Joseph Wade officiating. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Family and friends are asked to meet at the Washington County Memory Gardens Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 10:00 AM for a graveside committal service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Ave., Johnson City, TN 37604.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Hays family via www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Hays family. (423) 282-1521