Dr. Carl O’Neil Lay | TBS online


Dr. Carl O’Neil Lay, 88, died February 16, 2022 at Lackey Memorial with his family by his side. Visitation was February 21, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. with services at 12:00 p.m. all at Wolf Funeral Services Lake, Lake, MS with Bro. Larry Duncan officiating. Interment was in the Bufkin Family Cemetery, Decatur, MS under the direction of Wolf Funeral Services.

Neil was born January 2, 1934 and grew up in Good Hope, MS. He graduated from Good Hope High School and joined the United States Marine Corps. After his military service, he attended East Central Community College and decided to pursue a career in chiropractic medicine. He attended Palmer Chiropractic College in Iowa and earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Neil married Hilda Bufkin of Conehatta, MS in June 1973. They moved with their daughter Stephanie to Forest, MS and established Dr. Carl O’Neil Lay Chiropractic Clinic. He has served his community through his chiropractic talent for many years.

Neil, Dr. Lay or affectionately called “Doc”, was an active member of the Shepherd’s Chapel in Gravette Arkansas for over thirty years. He had a wealth of knowledge in gardening and the Bible scriptures, and he was very good at planting seeds of truth in those whose lives he touched. As it is written; Now then, if you truly obey my voice and keep my covenant, then you will be a special treasure to me above all peoples, for the whole earth is mine. Exodus 19:5. Doc is a treasure to God and was a treasure to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Neil is predeceased by his beloved wife, Hilda Lay; parents, Carl and Beatrice Lay; sister, Patricia Horn. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Alford of Forest, MS; brother, Gerald Lay (Lillian) of Pearl, MS; sister, Etoyle Sherman (Wayne) of New Smyrna, FL; brothers-in-law, Tommy Horn of Flora, MS, Marion Bufkin (Shirley) of Decatur, MS; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the dedicated staff at Lackey Convalescent Home in Forest, MS, for their friendship, support and loving care of Doc over the past few years. Thank you also to the staff at Lackey Memorial Hospital for their tender care and prayers as Doc was received into his heavenly home.

We invite you to share your thoughts and memories on our memory wall at www.wolffuneralservices.com.


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