Frances Hayes

Frances Hayes (Rives)

December 27, 1934 - April 4, 2020
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Frances R. Hayes, 85, passed away, Saturday April 4, 2020, in her daughters home surrounded by family. She was a loving mother to her eight children, a caring sister and a devoted wife for 59 years, to her late husband, of Albert Hayes Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fannie Rives and Leo Boyd, her brother John Lee Rives, sister MaryJo Pullin, and two sons, Albert Hayes Jr, and Ricardo Hayes. She is survived by one sister, AnneLee Rives.

Frances loved animals, a good food, animals, music and family gathering. Always one to speak her mind, she never shied away from giving her opinion or a sincere compliment. She loved her beloved birth place, Durham, she often would recount all the places she ever lived with in the city and the "Durham" folk she loved with fondness. She is survived by her sons, Stephen Hayes, Michael Hayes, daughters Beverly Hayes-Poole(Clyde), Felicia Hayes, Sharen Hayes-Lewis (Danny), Karen Hayes-Raymond(Herold). Her kindness, love and loyalty to family and friends will be greatly missed.

Due to state-mandated restrictions with the COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial to celebrate the life of Frances will be held at a later date. The family is being assisted by Ellis D Jones Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to
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Sharen Lewis

Posted at 05:18pm
I’m going miss you mommy your daughter Sharen

Thomasine Hedgepeth

Posted at 02:48pm
The Hedgepeth Family send their condolences to the Hayes Family. We pray that God will comfort you and know he will never leave you.Mrs Frances Hayes is now a beautiful rose in God's Garden of Beauty.
Thomasine Hedgepeth and The Family of The Late Horace Hedgepeth
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Jacqueline Barbee Posted at 02:26pm

Ms.Frances and our family?Barbee 's lived next door for many yrs. In. McDonald Terrace 17-A Moore Pl. My Mom( Marie Barbee)and Ms.Frances were good friends for years. Both of them still young with teenagers... .Shared their goal ,ideas cooking recipes like mothers in the day did. THE HAYES FAMILY were the best neighbors in the world to me. There would always be a chair in my heart for them. I am a poet /artist today. .but currently l am full of tears, l just can see to, l must draw these words to an END. But never my love, Jacqueline Barbee

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