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Betty Jane Searcy Hayes, 92, of Cullman passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Woodland Village Health Care, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Hayes was born Jan. 28, 1926, in New Port, Ky., and spent most of her life in Addison. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Addison Church of God. Mrs. Hayes was always a hardworking, independent individual who enjoyed gardening and cooking. She loved sports, playing softball until she was in her 50s, watching Alabama football and Braves baseball, and was such an avid supporter of Addison football that she once won the Fan of the Year award.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Elberta Searcy; parents, Leo and Ester Searcy; brother, Everett (Bud) Searcy; sisters, Korean Searcy, Vera Warren, Vondell Speegle, Christeen Hays, Billie Smothers, Juanita Bordon and Frances Parker; and grandson, Mike McCain.
She is survived by her brothers, James and Robert Searcy; children, Jannie McCain (Michael) of Huntsville, Roger Hayes (Kathy) of Haleyville and Byron Hayes (Kay) of Cullman; grandchildren, Donna McCain, Cyndi Lindley, Shea Ellis, Tandy Hayes, Trevor Hayes and Jennifer Grimmett; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family extends a heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Woodland Village Health Center and the nurses with Comfort Care Hospice for their kind, gentle care.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, with funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26. Both will be conducted at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison. Interment to follow in Cullman City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Comfort Cary Hospice of Cullman.
Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.nicholsfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 26, 2018
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