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Lee (Hawk) DeLay

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes, Inc.

28 Harding Avenue

Jackson, Ohio 45640

Phone: (740)286-2010

Fax: (740)286-5640


Lee (Hawk) DeLay, age 89, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at Holzer Assisted Living. She was born June 11th, 1930 in Athens, Ohio to the late Reeder and Nelle (Cranmer) Hawk.

Lee is a graduate of Jackson High School class of 1948. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, the Presbyterian Women’s Club, Jackson Women’s Garden Club, and a founding member of the Junior Women’s League of Jackson.

She is survived by her daughters: Susan DeLay and Jan (Mike) DeLay Hoyt; grandchildren: Matt (Danielle) Hoyt, Josh (Maede) Hoyt, Adam (Laura) Hoyt, Dillon (Karisa) DeLay, Dexter (Morgan) Delay, and Katie DeLay; eight great-grandchildren: Noah, Josie, Skyla, Zaiden, Airabella, Sophora, Zen, and Zoe; as well as several other loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. DeLay; son, David R. DeLay; brother, Alvin Hawk; and sister, Virgene (Hawk) Bice.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 from 4-7PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 10:30AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made at: Online condolences may be sent to

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