Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


May 28, 2014

Ethel Budai Hayes Rash

— Ethel Budai Hayes Rash, age 84, of Corsicana, formerly of Richland, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Navarro Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born in Angus, Texas to Dan and Annie Budai. She was the ninth of nine children.

On March 19, 1946, she married Auty Lee Hayes and remained married for 21 years, until his death on May 2, 1967.

Ethel worked at Texas Miller Hat Company (The Hat Factory) for 30-plus years. She loved cooking, being outside, friends, and her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Annie Budai; brothers: Dan Budai, and Emory Budai; sisters: Vera Budai Murphy, Christina Budai Lane, Justina Budai Cox, Lucille Budai Brown, and Rosa Budai Offutt.

Ethel is survived by daughter, Ginger Linville and husband, Larry; son, Auty Lee Hayes (Sonny) and wife, Marsha; grandchildren: Eddie Jones and wife, Marsha, Kathy Honza and husband, Mark, Danny Hayes and wife, Lisa; great-grandchildren: Adam and Lauretta Jones, Krystal and Derrick Mobley, Callie Jones, Danny Jones, Hunter Hayes, and Keller Hayes; great-great-grandchildren: Karlie Ross, Tylor Ross, Brayden Ross, Bryland Ross, Khrislyn Mobley, Lyndsie Jones, Jasmyne Jones, Nathan Lee Jones, and Jordyn Jones; numerous nieces and nephews; one sister: Ruth Budai Boone; sister-in-law Norma Lee Budai; and brother-in-law, James Hayes and wife, Sylvia.

Visitation with family will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Richland Cemetery in Richland, with Pastor Eddie Jones and Pastor David Franklin officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Richland Cemetery Association, in care of Bill Brown, at Richland Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 64, Richland, Texas 76681, in honor of Ms. Ethel Rash.

The family would like to also express their gratitude to Navarro Regional Hospital ER and ICU nurses, especially Kim, for the loving care shown to both Ms. Rash (Mamaw), and the family. And a special ‘thank you’ to Dr. Kent Rogers.

An online guest book is available at and selecting the Ethel Rash obituary.


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