Camia Dawn Tate Hayes, 44, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Vanderbilt Hospital following a sudden illness. She was a native of Rutherford County.
She is survived by her husband of Adam Hayes, daughter Kaylee Dawn Hayes, parents Jimmy and Brenda Higgins Tate, father-in-law and mother-in-law Bob and Betty Hayes; grandmother Loni Mai Tate, brother-in-law Alan Hayes, niece Jacqueline Hayes Davenport, all of Woodbury; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Robert France Higgins, Georgia Lee Higgins and Malcolm Tate.
She was a member of Woodbury Church of Christ and a special education teaching assistant at Woodbury Grammar School where she was also the assistant basketball coach for the Lady Cubs. Camia was an avid Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan and a lifetime member of the Cannon County Rescue Squad.
Funeral service will be 3 pm, Friday, Sept. 30 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Herb Alsup and Daniel Hayes. Interment will follow at Ivy Bluff Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Pallbearers include Bradley Mullinax, Shannon and Danny Higgins, Michael Underhill, Ian Frazee and Adam Hayes. Honorary pallbearers will be WGS basketball teams and cheerleaders. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WGS basketball program, Ivy Bluff Cemetery or the Cannon Co. Rescue Squad.
Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.