NEW MADISON - Michael Allan Hays, 44, of New Madison, passed away on Sept. 3, 2013, in New Madison.
Michael was born in Dayton, Ohio, on July 15, 1969, to Carl and Maxine (Coon) Hays of Hollansburg, Ohio.
Michael loved animals, especially his four cats.
Michael is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Minnie Coon; and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Bertha Hays.
In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by a son, Steven Hays of Winchester, Ind.; a daughter, Ashley Hays of Lafayette, Ind.; a granddaughter, Hadley; two sisters and brother-in-law, Carla and Daniel Mintkenbaugh of Florence, Ky., and Catherine Hays of Hollansburg; three nieces, Shelby and Brooke Mintkenbaugh and Hannah Hays.
A graveside celebration of Michael's life will be held on Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the Hollansburg Cemetery with Rev. Eric Fee officiating.
Michael's family will receive friends on Friday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Humane Society with donations being accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to family at www.braundpope.com.