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Betty Jean Everson Hayes was born July 5, 1931 in Manchester, Georgia to the late Curtis Ellerbee Vaughn and Walter Everson. After completing high school, Betty met and married the love of her life, Joe Leonard Hayes before he began his military service. Ms. Hayes was a homemaker most of her life but had worked various jobs during her younger days. She enjoyed her time at home with her family. Ms. Hayes and Mr. Hayes were very active Square Dancers in their younger days. Betty and Joe also enjoyed their annual vegetable garden until their health would not allow. Their gardens were described to be grand with enough vegetables to feed her neighbors. In her spare time, Ms. Hayes loved playing cards, especially Spades and Rummy. She adored playing cards on the internet with people from all around the United States. She had crocheted off and on for many years and enjoyed watching her favorite Soap Opera and Western shows.
Betty Jean Hayes, 86 of Griffin, Georgia and formerly of Manchester, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 16, 2018 at her home. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 68 years, Joe Leonard Hayes; brother, Mackey Everson and an infant sister.
Survivors include her sons, Michael J. Hayes of Griffin, Georgia and Mark A. (Sharon) Hayes of Jackson, Georgia; siblings, Jackie Brown and Danny Everson; grandchildren, Melissa (David) Fullen, Natalie (Jacob) Collier, and Forrest Michael Hayes; great-grandchildren, Asher Collier, Abram Collier, Indie Collier, Ivy Collier, and Grace Fullen; and numerous extended family members.
A Graveside Service will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Meriwether Memory Gardens.
The Hayes Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. Condolences may be offered by visiting www.georgiacremation.com.