Dannah Hayes Labby

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dannah Hayes Labby, 65, of Dry Creek, died on Dec.
11, 2013. She was born on Jan. 7, 1948, to Raymond K. and Mary H. Hayes at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Lake Charles, where she died. She was an artist and singer-songwriter whose credits include cover art for Johnny Cash’s “Classic Cash” album and a
song entitled “Poor Baby Lonely,” which was recorded and played on multiple radio stations. She performed in Nashville with Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Dannah also worked for her parents’ cosmetic manufacturing company for many years as a
graphic artist, designing special packaging that were trademarked and patented. At one time she also designed original textiles for Springs International in Tennessee. Returning to Louisiana in 2001, she worked at Fort Polk and served as caregiver to
her mother until 2011. In her spare time, she was able to do her paintings and stipplings; her “heart work.”
Dannah is survived by her husband, David Labby (the love of her life) of Dry Creek; children, Angela (Wayne) Martin, Joseph
(Wendy) Macarthur, and Johnathan (Bonne) Macarthur; grandchildren, Jacob, Eden, Kylin and Nate; sister, Amanda (Charles) Buchanan; her aunt, Elizabeth Mothershed; as well as multiple cousins, a niece and nephew who will remember her keen sense of
humor and her love of music foremost, chocolate, dragonflies and hearts and for being a wicked scrabble and canasta player.
A private family visitation will be held at noon on Dec. 14 at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder, followed
by a public funeral service at 1 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder.