Viola Taylor Hayes

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Branch - Funeral services were held at Elizabeth Memorial Baptist Church, Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. for Viola Taylor Hayes, 88, who died Sunday, October 26, 2008.

Interment was in the Elizabeth Memorial Baptist Cemetery.

Surviving are grandsons, Terrance “Terry” Wade Hayes, Tracy Carlton Hayes and wife Charisse, Warner “Scotty” Scott Hayes and wife Nancy; great-grandchildren, Camryn Hayes, Baylee Hayes, Gavin Hayes, Morgan Hayes, Alexis Hayes, Courtney Hayes; and sisters, Lorella Richard and Rena Jones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warner Lee Hayes; son, Ernest Dean Hayes; brothers, Nolan Taylor, Ernest Taylor and Robert Taylor; and sister Aline Taylor Prather.

She was born Monday, July 19, 1920 in Branch, daughter of the late Ernest Taylor and the late Irene Richard Hayes.

Friends were received 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday, October 27, 2008, and 8:00 a.m. until services Tuesday, October 28, 2008.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.