Darris Starling Hayes
1919 - 2011
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.

Published by Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 22, 2011.
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Judy, Cindy & Family: Your mom is now singing alto in the largest choir ever and maybe standing next to mother! So many memories of her and how she touched me at Immanuel thru GAs, choir, Winsome SS Class with mother, and just good friend. I have really missed her since she was no longer able to drive and be at church. She was so faithful and she is now with Jesus, what a blessed legacy. You have been caring daughters and, Cindy, I'm so glad you came for an extended visit last year. God will sustain you all during this time, allow him to give you his peace. Ivey
January 21, 2011
Dear Judy, Cindy & family,

Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you. I am so glad that the Lord allowed you to have your mother so many years. She was such a strong, careing & beautiful person.

I can never think of her without remembering the times that Terry, me & kids spent the night there, had family gatherings, etc. Still have pics of kids & Cindy jumping on your trampoline. My, my were those good times.

I know A. Darris, Tyne, Terry & all the other aunts are having a grand time. Our hope is, that we too will see them again.

God bless you all,

Ann Howe
Anna Howe
January 21, 2011
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