Mrs. Patsy Marie Hayes, 64, of Rector, Ark., died Monday, March 19, 2012, at her home after a brave battle with cancer. Mrs. Hayes was born Aug. 10, 1947, in Rector Ark., to Hubert and Lucy Lucille Groves Ellis. Mrs. Hayes was an LPN and loved spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Cecil Hayes, Sr. of the home; her mother, Lucy Lucille Ellis of Rector; two sons, Allen Underwood and wife Jenny of Rector and Cecil Hayes, Jr. of Gary, Ind.; two daughters, Stacy Lorraine Colcord of Rector and Bridget Lynn Reeves and husband Kevin of Beach Grove, Ark.; two brothers, Jerry Ellis of Marmaduke, Ark., and Delbert Ellis of Jonesboro, Ark.; four sisters, Donna Crow of Stayton, Ark., Sharon Franks of Marmaduke, Reta Young of Rector and Sharlet Warner of Kennett, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Billy Jones, Brittney Underwood, Sadey Underwood, Gunner Underwood, Blaine Colcord, Mason Mode, Tyler Reeves, and Hannah Reeves, and a host of other family and friends.
Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her father, Hubert Ellis; one brother, Jimmy Don Ellis, and one sister, Paula Raye Emmons.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the First General Baptist Church, Rector, with Rev. Jimmy Parrish officiating. Interment was at Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway, Ark., under the direction of Faith Funeral Service.
The family received visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the church.
Pallbearers were Paul Hayes, Kevin Reeves, Donnie Lax, Larry Young, Stephan Tinsley, and Kelly Werner.
Honorary pallbearers were Scott Mann, Steve Franks, Chris Franks, Jason Ellis, and Mike Groves.