NEWPORT NEWS - Dana Garten Hayes, 73, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at her home.
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Born in Clayton, W.Va., she was number 11 of 12 children. She had resided on the Peninsula since 1952 and retired from the Newport News Public School System in 1995, with 26 years of service. She was a very active member of North Riverside Baptist Church.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Buck Hayes; her four children, Rodney Hayes and his wife, Sandra of Newport News, Deborah Weiler and her husband, Al of Sanford, N.C., Steven Hayes and his wife, Joy of Yorktown, and Nancy Burleson and her husband, Rahn of Newport News; her brother, Ranny Garten and his wife, Pinky of Kansas City, Mo.; her sisters, Wilda Holiday of Quinton, Va., and Kitty Sue Gill of Augusta, Ga.; her eleven grandchildren, Eric, Ruedi, Stephanie, Ben, Lily, Nolan, Brandon, Sam, Drew, Matthew and Joan; and her great-grandchild, Ellyse.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Weymouth Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at North Riverside Baptist Church at 11: 30 a.m., by the Rev. James George. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Riverside Baptist Church, 311 Selden Rd., NN, VA 23606.
Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press on Sept. 1, 2008