Virginia Vermel Hayes

Female 1886 - 1933

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  • Name  Virginia Vermel Hayes 
    Born  26 Jun 1886 
    Gender  Female 
    Obituary Found  1933  LA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  10 Jan 1933 

      Opelousas, Louisiana, Thursday, January 12, 1933


      Beloved Woman and Community Leader Succumbs After Long Illness

      Funeral services for Mrs. Frank C. Shute were held at 3:30 yesterday at the Methodist Church. Interment followed at Myrtle Grove Cemetery with hundreds of friends paying tribute to the beloved woman and community leader.

      Mrs. Shute died at 10:30 Tuesday night after a lingering illness of many months. Her condition had been critical for some time and last Thursday there was a turn for the worse. She held on for five days and the end came peacefully with the immediate family about her.

      The love and esteem in which she was held was amply testified to by the number of friends paying their respects at the services and funeral. Beautiful floral offerings banked her final resting place. Words of sympathy were extended Dr. Shute and members of the family on the loss of a beloved one.

      Surviving are her husband, Dr. Frank C. Shute, her son, Dr. Frank C. Shute Jr., two daughters, Georgia and Vera Shute, and one brother, C. L. Hayes Jr.

      The following tribute was paid Mrs. Virginia Vermel Shute by a close friend and neighbor:

      Tribute of Respect
      Another neighbor across the street has solved the Great Adventure. I have witnessed so many deaths among friends and acquaintances, that I have become a confirmed believer that "whom the Gods love, die young." Death loves a shining mark. When he leveled his shaft at Mel Hayes Shute, he took from our midst a woman whose price was far above rubies. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother, a staunch friend, a public spirited citizen - charitable and kind. She was of distinguished ancestry. Her paternal grandfather, James G. Hayes, a captain in the C.S.A. army, lived with friends and neighbors in Plaquemine Brolee and Church Point, and after battling for the stars and bars, was by his comrades elected sheriff of this parish. He was fearless to the verge of temerity.

      Her father, C. L. Hayes, was a chip of the old block. After serving for 16 years as a Deputy Sheriff, he was elected Chief of Police of this City, and held this office up to his death. Her mother was a sweet, lovely character, daughter of Dr. Jones, an Alabamian who had settled in our midst.

      Mel was reared by "Aunt Mag," the widow of her grandfather. She was a school teacher, deeply religious. Under her guidance, Mel grew to be the splinded character I have attempted to described.

      Years ago she married Dr. Frank Shute, and two splended children were granted them. Dr. Creighton Shute of New Orleans, and Georgia, of this city. Her life was a happy one. She should have died hereafter.
      I repeat, "The good die young."
      "The good die first,
      And they whose hearts are dry as a summer dust,
      Burn to the socket."
      From the earliest ages, the Christians have buried their dead.
      "Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection."
      I stood by, and when I beheld her remains being consigned to their resting place, I felt that I could add another invocation.
      "Lay her in the earth:
      And from her fair and unpolluted flesh
      May violets spring."

      Goodbye Mel. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
      Gilbert L. Dupre
      January 11, 1933
    Person ID  I0212  Kouns Family
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2008 

    Father  Clarence L. Hayes,   b. May 1854,   d. 18 Dec 1918 
    Mother  Jones,   d. Bef 1900 
    Family ID  F343  Group Sheet

    Family  Frank C. Shute,   b. 7 Jun 1878, Opelousas, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1936 
    >1. Frank Creighton Shute,   b. 9 Aug 1906,   d. 20 Oct 1962
    >2. Georgia Evelyn Shute,   b. 23 Sep 1910, Opelousas, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 2002, Bibb Medical Center Nursing Home in Bibb Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Vera Shute,   b. 29 Nov 1916, Opelousa, LA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1985
    Last Modified  27 Oct 2007 
    Family ID  F082  Group Sheet