Darris Starling Hayes passed away January 19, 2011. She was 91 years old and moved to
Tallahassee from Donalsonville,GA in 1946 when her husband returned from W W II. She was preceded in death by her parents, W.H. and Nellie Blye Starling, six sisters, Beatrice
Starling Johnson, Doris Starling Bridges, Inice Starling Grant, Tyne Starling Yarbrough, Trudie
Starling Pratt, Frankie Starling Lonbom, and her husband of 51 years, Chester Hayes. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Hayes Fields (David) and Cindy Hayes Bingham (Jeff) and
one grandson, Dan Hayes Rost, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her greatest joys in life were her family, her church, Immanuel Baptist, and music. She sang alto in
the sanctuary choir for more than 60 years. She also served as a Women's Missionary Union
(WMU) president, Girls' Auxiliary (GA) leader, Sunday School secretary/treasurer. She was also a member of the original Winsome Sunday School Class which was formed when Immanuel became a church in 1937. The survivors of this group still hold reunions every year in September. There will be visitation on Monday, January 24,2011, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Culley's Funeral Home on Riggins Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428. A memorial service will be held at a later date.