November 7, 2014
Date of Service: November 9, 2014
Interment Location: Garden of Gethsemane
Ethel Tolley Hayes, 83, Elizabethton, passed away Friday, November 7, 2014, in the Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Dave and Julie Hilman Tolley. She was a graduate of Hampton High School. Ethel retired from Siemens. Mrs. Hayes was a member of Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church but attended Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Dayton E. Hayes, December 23, 1998; by a grandson: Gary Wayne Johnson II; by two brothers: Phillip and Zeke Tolley; and a sister: Ruth Tolley.
Survivors include her daughter & son-in-law: Patsy & Gary Johnson, Elizabethton, whom she had made her home with for the past six years; Her Grandson & his wife: Wesley & Alison Johnson, Elizabethton; Her Great Granddaughter: Josie; Her Brother: Raymond Tolley, Elizabethton; Her Nephews: Adrian Tolley, Billy Tolley Dean Tolley, Douglas Tolley, Zeke Tolley Jr., Scotty Hayes, Jeff Hayes and Mark Hodge; Her Nieces: Carol Sullivan and Lorie Hodge; Her Sisters-in-Law: Mary Tolley and Shirley Hayes; Brother-in-law: Joe Hodge; Her cousins, including her special cousin: Thelma Hite; and her special friend and neighbor, Margie Ashley.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randy Johnson and Rev. Harold Campbell officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Alison Johnson.
Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers will be: Adrian Tolley, Billy Tolley, Dean Tolley, Douglas Tolley, Zeke Tolley Jr. Scotty Hayes and Joseph Greenwell.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of the 2700 ICU Unit, Johnson City Medical Center, and Dr. Shoba.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence of her daughter, Patsy & Gary Johnson.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Hayes family.