Services for Mrs. Jan Theresa Hays were at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Curt Pace officiating.

Cremation followed. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017, at New Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hays, 59,  died at her residence on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She lived in Carthage most of her life and worked for Carthage Company. She was a member of WMU, BALL, New Bethel Baptist Church and Fair City Choral. She was on the  hospitality committee of New Bethel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ambus Cauthen and Fannie Pearl Purvis.

Survivors are her husband, Thomas Hays of Philadelphia; daughters, Angela Gilbert of Starkville, Danielle Kobi of Germantown, Md. and Kimberly Smith of Jackson; son, Thomas Hays II of Philadelphia; and brothers, Gary Cauthen Sr.of Carthage and Jeff Cauthen.