Gaynell "Pete" Lay, 82, Inverness, Fla., died May 6, 2013. "Pete" was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Van, W.Va., to the late Delmus and Edith (Abbott) Ferrell. She was employed by the Levine's Clothing Store as manager. She was a faithful member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed her church fellowship and her Sunday School Classes.
A loving wife and mother, she leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 65 years, Barton Lay Jr.; sons, Barton Lay III (Dena), Crystal River and Gregory Lay, Madison, W.Va.; her daughter, Pamela Caldwell, Homosassa; brothers, Eugene (Doris) Ferrell, Myrtle Beach S.C., and Richard (Brenda) Ferrell, Crystal River; her sister, Midge Crigger, Madison, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral tribute will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family requests donations in her memory to Hernando Church of the Nazarene in lieu of flowers.