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Lois Elizabeth Utley Hlavas

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Lois Elizabeth Utley Hlavas, homemaker, died Oct. 23, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer at the age of 90.

She was born April 16, 1915, in Hardy to William and Drucilla Smith James.

She was married in Hardy in 1929 to Owen Utley who preceded her in death March 24, 1945, while serving his country during World War II. She was married in Salem in 1952 to George Hlavas who preceded her in death in 1983.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring.

Survivors include six children, Edward Utley and wife, Pat, of Highland, Lewis Utley and wife, Dorothy, of Jonesboro, Ark., Orace Utley and wife, Ruth, of Mesquite, Texas, Barbara Mathis and husband, Jerry, of Hardy, Carl Utley and wife, Joanne, of Houston, Texas, and John Utley and wife, Brenda, of West Plains, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held Oct. 26 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Bro. Floyd Rikard officiating. Burial followed at the Baker Cemetery near Hardy. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.

Pallbearers were Doug Mathis, Danny Utley, Doug Utley, Anthony Utley, Timmy Utley, Marcus Utley, Rickey Utley, Doug Utley, David Utley, Doug Utley and Gene Utley.