Ruth Hayes, age 84, of Chapel Hill, formerly of Paris, Tenn., went to be with Jesus Sunday, May 23, 2010.
Mrs. Hayes was a daughter of the late Lona and Jessie Davis Langford. She was a homemaker and was retired from the Paris Post Intelligencer newspaper. Mrs. Hayes was a longtime member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Paris and is currently a member of Caney Springs Baptist Church near Chapel Hill.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Homer Hayes of Chapel Hill; a daughter, Judy (Steven) Heath of Spring Hill; son, James (Naomi) Hayes of College Grove; grandson, James (Lora) Hayes Jr. of Brentwood; and two great -grandchildren, Autumn Elizabeth Hayes and James Hunter Hayes.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, May 25, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Dr. Gene Mims officiating. Burial followed in Swanson Cemetery, Chapel Hill.
Jamie Hayes, Steven Heath, Hunter Hayes, Tim Moore, Greg Hall, Win Scrivner, Tommy Dunn and Greg Fuson served as pallbearers.
Memorial donations may be made to the Judson Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 4900 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37220.