Andy GREGORY Dessie Lea GREGORY Roy Jackson HAYES Alfred Andrew GREGORY Everett Wayne GREGORY Wanda June GREGORY Living GREGORY Living GREGORY Alpharetta Mae GREEN Mini tree diagram
Alpha Josephine GREGORY

Alpha Josephine GREGORY10,1,2,3,4,9,6,7,8

30th Dec 19171,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 23rd Jun 20053,5,6,8

Life History

30th Dec 1917

Born in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Resident in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.9

20th May 1944

Licence obtained for marriage to Roy Jackson HAYES in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.11

21st May 1944

Married Roy Jackson HAYES in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.14,11,8

21st May 1944

Married in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.5

12th Oct 1969

Death of Roy Jackson HAYES in Sulphur, Murray, Oklahoma.8,12,3,13

23rd Jun 2005

Died in Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma.3,5,6,8

25th Jun 2005

Buried in Green Hill Cemetery, Lindsay, McClain County, Oklahoma.5,8


  • Josephine and her husband Jackie never had any children.  She alwaysdoted on her nieces and nephews and their children.  She crochetedafghans for them and their children, and she liked to write letters tous, right to the year she died.

    Josie always loved to cook desserts, even in her later years, when wewere all older adults who needed to watch our weight.  Helping Aunt Jocook on certain special occasions was a highlight.

    1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 5 February, LindsayTownship, District 28, page 7B, Hse #129, Fam #128
    Gregory, Andy Head Rents M W  28 TN TN TN Farming
    Gregory, Retta A Wife F W 24 OK TX GA
    Gregory, Dessie L  Dau F W  4yrs10mos  OK US US
    Gregory, Alpha J  Dau F W  2 OK US US
    Gregory, Alford A  Son M W  6mos OK US US
    Gregory, John  Brother M W 30 OK US US

    1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 12 April, Lindsay,District 10, page 7B, Hse #92, Fam #109
    Gregory, Andy Head M W 37 TN TN AL General Farming
    Gregory, Retta  Wife  F W 34 OK TX GA General Farming Labor
    Gregory, Josephine Dau M W 12 OK TN GA

    When the family lived in the Pikes Peak community in the 1930s, Josiewent to school in the Pikes Peak School, according to her sister LouIla, who was also a student there.
    --  Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, personal phone communication to OrvilleBoyd Jenkins, 3 December 2014

    1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 8 April, Lindsay,District 25-12, page: 5B, House 50, Rented
    Gregory, Andy Head M W 47 born Tenn Rural Garvin Co in 1935 Farming
    Gregory, Reta [Retta] Wife M W 44 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935
    Gregory, Josephine Dau F W SIngle 22 born Okla Rural Garvin Co in 1935

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Josephine Hayes
    Birth Date 30 Dec 1917
    104 Comanche, Lindsay, OK, 73052 (1995)

    For the last several years of her life, Josephine had variousailments, included complications from diabetes, including amputationof a toe.  In the last few years, her sister Gladys Loretta GregoryGay was her legal guardian and care giver.  She was moved across thestreet from Loretta and Joe Gay in Lindsay to ease her care.  Theirsister, my mother Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins, also helped care for Josiein the last few months of her life, as she was mostly bedfast and inpoor health after a fall that broke her hip and created othercomplications.

    Her sisters called her Josie; nieces and nephews called her Aunt Jo.That was how she would sign her letters to us.

    Josephine died in the Lindsay, Oklahoma, Hospital.  At the time of herdeath, Josephine was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church inDuncan, Oklahoma.

    Funeral services were held at Erin Springs Baptist Church, ErinSprings (Lindsay), Oklahoma, 25 June 2005, with burial following inthe Green Hill Cemetery, Lindsay.

    Social Security Death Index
    Alpha J. Hayes
    Born 30 Dec 1917
    Died 23 Jun 2005
    Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma 73052
    SSN 444-26-2606 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Alpha Josephine Hayes [Alpha J Hayes] [Alpha Josephine Gregory]
    White Female
    Birth 30 Dec 1917 Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Death Date 23 Jun 2005
    Father Andy Gregory
    Mother Alpharetta M Green
    SSN 444262606
    Dec 1944 Name listed as ALPHA JOSEPHINE HAYES; 14 Jul 2005 Name listedas ALPHA J HAYES

    Josie's sister Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins wrote a poem honoring her.

    My Sister Josephine
    (Written by her sister Lou Ila Jenkins

    She's sleeping now beneath the sod
    She's gone to heaven to meet her God
    God gave her to us for a little while
    Together we've walked for many a mile
    We've stuck together all these years
    We've been together through laughter and tears
    We're going to miss her an awful lot
    But God knows best, we haven't forgot
    He needed a flower for his garden of love
    So he called her home to live up above
    She'll live in our hearts as long as we're alive
    And by God's grace we will survive.

    Alpha Josephine Gregory Hayes
    Obit, Lindsay, Garvin, Oklahoma

    Birth Dec 30, 1917 Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
    Death Jun 23, 2005 Oklahoma, USA
    Andy Gregory (1892 - 1975)
    Alpharetta Mae Green Gregory (1895 - 1963)
    Dessie Lea Gregory Spann (1915 - 2003)*
    Alfred Andrew Gregory (1919 - 1920)
    Everett Wayne Gregory (1923 - 2009)
    Wanda June Gregory Trout (1927 - 2013)*

    ALPHA JOSEPHINE HAYES was born on December 30, 1917 in Marlow,Oklahoma, to Andy and Alpharetta Mae Green Gregory, and passed away atthe local hospital on June 23, 2005, at the age of 87 years 5 monthsand 24 days.

    Josephine was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Duncan, butattended Erin Springs Baptist Church until her health prevented herfrom doing so. She was also a member of the AARP and the LadiesAuxiliary of the VFW of Marlow.

    Josephine loved to cook, crochet (especially afghans for the entirefamily), piece and quilt quilts and read her Bible.

    She was married May 21, 1944 in Lindsay to Roy Jackson "Jackie" Hayeswho preceded her in death in October of 1969. She was also preceded indeath by her parents; one sister, Dessie Lea Spann; one brother,Alfred Andrew Gregory; and one nephew, Gary Lynn Jenkins.

    Josephine is survived by three sisters, Wanda June Trout and herhusband Roy of Carthage, Texas, Lou Ila Jenkins, and Loretta Gay andher husband Joseph D. of Lindsay; and one brother, Everett Gregory andhis wife Marie of Lindsay. She is also survived by two nieces andeight nephews, and many other family members and friends.

    Services for Josephine are set for Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 2 the Erin Springs Baptist Church, with Tuffy Wigley officiating.Interment will be at the Green Hill Cemetery, Lindsay, Oklahoma.

    Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the B. G. BoydstonFuneral Home.  Condolences to:

    Spouse Roy Jackson Hayes (1909 - 1969)
    Sibling Wanda June Gregory Trout (1927 - 2013)

    Burial Green Hill Cemetery (near Lindsay), McClain County, Oklahoma,USA

    Created by Jean Jun 27, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #20129326,
    --  SherryTrussell, posted on, 18 Oct 2011,
    --  Obit also found on USGenWeb for Garvin County, Oklahoma,


  • 1. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 2. Alpharetta Mae Gregory, names in a Bible
  • 3. Social Security Death Index
  • 4. 1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 8 April, Lindsay, District 25-12, page: 5B, House 50, Rented
  • 5. Lindsay (Oklahoma) News, June 2005
    • Obituary of Alpha Josephine Hayes
  • 6. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 7. 1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 5 February, Lindsay Township, District 28, page 7B, Hse #129, Fam #128
  • 8. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 9. 1930 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 12 April, Lindsay, District 10, page 7B, Hse #92, Fam #109
  • 10. Various Gregory Family Sources
  • 11. Marriage License
  • 12. Lindsay (Oklahoma) News, June 2005
    • obituary of Alpha Josephine Gregory Hayes
  • 13. Loretta Gregory Gay Genealogical Research
  • 14. Lindsay (Oklahoma) News, June 2005
    • obituary of Alpha Josephine Hayes

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