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Miriam Hammett Hayes

Miriam Hammett Hayes
  • March 20, 1923 - April 13, 2014
  • Taylors, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Beaver Dam Baptist Church
    123 Beaver Dam Church Rd.
    Shelby, NC 28152

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“Millie Spake, Sorry to hear of Miriam's passing. It is hard to say goodbye to a sister. My three sisters have passed: Mary, June and Laura. ...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: kathryn huskey grayson - shelby, NC

“To the family of Miriam, we are sorry for your loss. ”
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“Mrs. Lorene Hayes Hoyle and family would like to offer condolences to the family of Miriam, in loving memory of Ms. Linnie Hayes. You have our...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Priscilla Mitchell - Gaffney, SC

“So very sorry for your lost she was a very sweet lady god bless all of you you will be in my prayers ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Vickie Hudson - Shelby, NC

“Tommy, Janet and I are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. We are also sorry that we did not hear of your dads passing until sometime...Read More »
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Miriam Hammett Hayes, 91, a native of Gaffney, S.C., passed away Sunday, April 13, 20143 at Greer Memorial Hospital in Greer, S.C.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Royce T. Hayes, Sr.; her parents, Grady Hammett and Eula Robbs Hammett; and two sisters, Ellen Hayes and Francis Martin.

Mrs. Hayes, a homemaker, and Royce lived in the Beaver Dam Community near Shelby most of their lives. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.

She was living with her oldest grandson in Taylors, S.C., in March when she fell and broke her hip. She passed away Sunday evening from complications while in rehabilitation.

She is survived by her son, Royce Thomas Hayes, Jr., "Tommy" and his wife Heather of Manassas, Va.; grandsons, Bhrett Hayes and his wife Rachell of Taylors, S.C., and Branden Hayes of Robinsville; great-grandsons, Ethan, Justen and Eli Hayes; and sisters, Marie Parhan, Millie Spake, Carolyn Swaney, Ozelle Mauney and Margaret Quinn.

Visitation: The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service the church.

Funeral service: 12 p.m. Wednesday at Beaver Dam Baptist Church

Officiated by: The Rev. Phil Hughes

Burial: Will be in Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery

Funeral home: Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family.

Memorials: May be made to Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 123 Beaver Dam Church Rd., Shelby, NC 28152.