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Longtime Hays florist Spady remembered at Day of Prayer




To say Dwayne Spady missed Thursday's National Day of Prayer gathering in Hays might be misleading because those gathered were sure Spady was hearing their prayers from a different place this year. The longtime downtown Hays business owner died early Thursday.

Spady was scheduled to offer a prayer for businesses at the noon event Thursday. He had been the owner of Dwayne's Designs, a downtown floral shop, since 1994. And he was a faithful man, participating in National Day of Prayer and Festival of Faith gatherings that encouraged ecumenical worship.

"I can't remember a time when he didn't participate in this," Celebration Community Church Pastor Kyle Ermoian said during the event.

"As we pray for businesses today," said Normadine Noone, stepping in to fill Spady's shoes, "I would encourage you to remember him."

For more, see Friday's Hays Daily News.