MILDRED VIRGINIA BROWN HAYES, 85, Cleveland, died Nov. 7, 2019, at the residence. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, puzzles, fishing, reading, and NASCAR, especially Jimmie Johnson. Predeceasing her were parents James Eli and Naomi Brown; husband Allen Lynn Hayes; brothers Clovis (Bertha) Adams, Hubert (Rosie) Adams, Herbert (Colleen) Brown, Hobert (Onzell) Brown, Harold (Mildred) Brown; sister Minnie Adams Denson; and brother-in-law Theo White.
Surviving are daughter Reba (Stan) Kirkley; grandchildren Elijah (Alana) Kirkley, Daniel (Sarah) Kirkley, Hannah (Kyle) Smith, Isaiah Kirkley; great-grandchild Eloise Kirkley; sister Madge Brown White.
Funeral service was held Nov. 10, at 2:30 p.m., at Locust Fork Baptist Church. Burial was Nov. 11 at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Arley. Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home directed.