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Bertha Lucille Hayes, 83
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Bertha Lucille Hayes, 83, was born Aug. 19, 1937 and died Sept. 26 at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital following an extended illness.

A homemaker and member of East End Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late James Monroe and Willie Frances Elrod Davenport. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son Edward Hayes, daughter Donna Hayes, two sisters, Mary Ann Bishop and Joann Dove, brother James Monroe “Sonny” Davenport and sister-in-law Velma Davenport.

Mrs. Hayes was married to Don Hayes of McMinnville. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ricky Lynn and Nancy Hayes of Michigan, four grandchildren Chelsea Hayes of Louisville, Ky., and Lauren and Jacob Jones, Joe and Samantha Hayes and Sarah Hayes, all of Michigan, five great-grandchildren, sister Faye Glenn of McMinnville, brother-in-law W.M. Bishop of McMinnville, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Harry and Betty Dunn of McMinnville and Jimmy and Sheila Hayes of Smyrna and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service and interment was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Stroud Cemetery with Kevin Key officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to East End Bible Call, 102 Edison Street, McMinnville, TN  37110. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 30, 2020