Mrs. Sarah Jones Hayes, 98, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
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She was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Marlboro County, the daughter of the late Walter T. Jones and Lizzie Ella McDuffie Jones and was the wife of the late James Clifton Hayes.
Sarah loved gardening, her family, and people in general, but above all she loved her God. She was a charter member of Sonlight Church of the Nazarene and had served in many capacities such as treasurer, Sunday school teacher and the church board.
Mrs. Hayes is survived by two sons, Marion Hayes and Roger Hayes and his wife, Anne; and a daughter, Joyce H. Kennington; and a close friend, Mark Adams, all of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Hayes and Kenny Clifton Hayes; a brother, Charlie Dwight Jones; and a sister, Annie Bounds.
The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Hayes is 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the chapel of Burgess Funeral Home by the Rev. Jerry Branham. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family of Mrs. Hayes received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday evening, May 26, at Burgess Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, and suggest memorial contributions be made to Sonlight Church of the Nazarene, 569 Monroe Highway, Lancaster, SC 29720.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory is caring for the family of Mrs. Hayes.
Published in The Lancaster News on May 28, 2014