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Elizabeth Hayes, Russell Co., KY (1914-2011)

She was the matriarch of a large, respected Russell County, KY family. She leaves 37 direct living descendants. She was a homemaker and a member of the French Valley United Methodist Church

Elizabeth Hayes, Blair School Road, Russell Springs, KY, died Thursday, November 24, 2011, at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

The funeral service will be at 11amCT, Monday, November 28, 2011, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Steve Janes, Bro. Charles Edwards, and Bro. Roger Black the officiating clergy. Special music will be by Bobby and Ida Holt, Steve Stapp. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5pmCT, Sunday, November 27, 2011, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers: Kenny Luttrell, Steve Long, Darrin Blair, Justin Wilburn, Jeremy Wilburn, Zac Porter, and Nick Luttrell.

Elizabeth Hayes, Russell Co., KY (1914-2011)

She was born July 23, 1914, in Russell County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Barbara Grider Hale and the late John Tillman Hale. She died Thursday, November 24, 2011, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 97years, 4 months, and 1 day.

She was a homemaker

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hayes, and three daughters, Anna Smith, Mary Jo Johnson, and Radine Black; A grandson, Jeff Linville; a son-in-law, Finley Johnson; two sisters, Lorene Fox and Elsie Thomas; and four brothers, Alfred, Herbert, Curtis, and Herman Hale.

She is survived by the following:
  • Three daughters: Janice (Ray) Blair, Russell Springs, KY; Alma Lois (John) Hale, Jamestown, IN; and Jean (Grant) Brant, Franklin, IN

  • Twelve grandchildren

  • Fourteen great grandchildren

  • Eight great great grandchildren

  • And two sons-in-law, Mike Smith and Ralph Black
The Bernard Funeral Home, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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