In Memoriam
Raymond  "Babe"  Hair
Sequoyah  High School ~ Student 1960s

     TAHLEQUAH, Ok --   Raymond "Babe" Hair of Tahlequah was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Tahlequah to Zeke and Lucille (Chair) Hair. He died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 in Tahlequah at the age of 60 years and 4 months.

    Babe was a lifelong, faithful, and active member of the Cedar Tree Baptist church, where he served in many capacities, including as church director and Sunday school director. He attended school at Briggs, Sequoyah High School (Fresh - 1965) and Okmulgee Tech and was a long-time employee of the Cherokee Nation.

    He is preceded in death by his father, Zeke Hair; and brothers Benny Dreadfulwater and James "Chooch" Hair.

     He is survived by his mother, Lucille Hair of Briggs; wife Betty Hair of Tahlequah; son Ryan Eugene Bird of Tahlequah; brother Jody Dreadfulwater of Mt. Juliette, Tenn.; sisters Wynona Dreadfulwater of Briggs, Athena (Hair) Cochran of Briggs, and Clara Rhyne of Tahlequah; stepdaughter Karen Ballard of Tahlequah; stepson Alfred Franklin of Tahlequah; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in the Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at the Cedar Tree Cemetery.

 A wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at the Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel.Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 456-2551.