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Mary Frances (Potter) Hayes

October 25, 2019


Mary Frances (Potter) Hayes, 84, long- time resident of Morristown, was peacefully united with her Savior and family in heaven on Oct 25, 2019.  

She is survived by and will be sorely missed by her daughter, Debra Hayes, of Dayton, OH.  She is also survived by sister-in-law, Beula (Townsend) Shelby of Seattle, WA and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Hurdle Hayes; four grandsons, Randall, Isaac, Stefan and Ephraim; parents, Ralph and Emma Potter; father and mother-in-law, Everett and Vernia Hayes; sisters, Kotella (DC) Cupp, Ruth (Porter) Matthews, Wanda (Clifford) Hinkle; brothers, Ralph (Juanita) Potter and Ray Potter; sisters-in-law, Marie (Bill) Darden and Eula (Paul) Mauer; brother-in-law Hildred (Fran) Hayes; nieces, Jeannie Lane and Rita Hudgens; nephew, Harvey Hayes.

The one word that best describes her is “love”.  Anyone who spent any time with her felt the unconditional caring that flowed from her heart. 

She and her late husband, Hurdle Hayes, touched many lives together through their business, The Minute Market (Wykle’s Market). She also worked 29 years at Wal-Mart with many friends she loved like family. 

Family and friends are invited to celebrate the precious life of Mary Frances on Friday November 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the East Chapel of Allen Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Toney of Victory Life Church, Georgetown, KY officiating.   Friends will be received from 5:00–7:00 prior to the service.  Graveside services will be 10:30 am Saturday November 23, 2019 at Hamblen Memory Gardens lead by her nephew Lucas Hinkle. 

She and her husband helped feed hungry people in many unacknowledged ways. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to John 6:35 Food Pantry Hillcrest Baptist Church, Morristown or The Hope Truck, Living Word Church, Dayton Ohio (926 E National Rd Vandalia Ohio 45377 or online DLWC.org – give- hope truck)

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November 22, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Allen Funeral Home
200 Jaybird Road
Morristown, TN 37814
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Funeral Service
November 22, 2019

7:00 PM
Allen Funeral Home
200 Jaybird Road
Morristown, TN 37814
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Graveside Service
November 23, 2019

10:30 AM
Hamblen Memory Gardens and Mausoleum
Hwy 11 E
Morristown, TN 37814
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