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Mr. Elam Bays age 74 of Livonia passed away Friday, February 19 at his home.

Mr. Bays was born May 1, 1941 in Pineville, Kentucky the son of Pete and Mary Maiden Bays. He was a retired locksmith for Klein Brothers of Louisville.  He was a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church in North Vernon and a Vietnam War Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife:  Marie Crawford Bays of Livonia, two sons:  Randall Perryman of Olympia, Washington and Christopher Bays of Oklahoma, two daughters:  Karen Saltsgaver of Leavenworth and Dana Smith of New Albany, Indiana, two step-sons:  James R. Webb Jr. of Livonia and Bobby Webb of Pekin, a step-daughter:  Linda Baker of Salem, a brother: Leonard Bays of Scipio, Indiana, three sisters: Nora Jordan and Ruby Brewer both of Ohio and Lucy Golden of Columbus, Indiana, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter: Tunisia Bays.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Noon at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Livonia Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation will be Monday from 3-8PM and Tuesday from 9AM-time of service.