Gladys Garrison Hayes

Gladys Garrison Hayes, 92, of Addison, entered into rest on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.

Mrs. Hayes was born on August 1, 1928 in Winston County. To most people who knew her, she was known as “Granny Hayes”. She was a hardworking poultry farmer who also had a very sweet personality and there was no one who could fry potatoes like she could.    

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at Addison Church of God, where her funeral will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Pastor Rodney Ridgeway and Brother Jeff Wiggins will be officiating.  Nichols Funeral Home will direct.

Gladys is survived by her children, Retha Dale Kilgo, Gail (Jack) Thompson, Grant (Tanya) Hayes, Gregory Hayes and honorary daughter, Judy Hill Janeseke; grandchildren, Lisha (Tommy) Lindsey, Brandon (Alyson) Kilgo, Robyn (Tom) Hand, Jessica (Brad) Haggard and Hayden (Oakley) Hayes; great-grandchildren, Zeb Lindsey, Alex (Chase) Anderson, Kurt (Mikayla) Lindsey, Haley Kilgo, Elizabeth Kilgo, Christian Kilgo, Noel (Chase) O’Brien, Holli (Dillon) White, Jace Chambless and Fletcher Hayes; great-great-grandchildren, Rylan, Chaisly and Roselyn O’Brien, Riften White and Kane and Mia Anderson and a brother, Odis Riddle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ulyes Hayes; her father, Fernando Garrison; her mother, Fannie Garrison Riddle; stepfather, Roy Riddle; brothers: Monroe, Amos, Ernest and Walter Garrison and Leo Riddle; sisters, Cloie Partridge and Ella Mae Hill; an infant daughter, Joyce Nell Hayes; son in-law, Jerry Wilkins and daughter in-law, Debbie Hayes.

The pallbearers will be Brandon Kilgo, Hayden Hayes, Brad Haggard, Jace Chambless, Zeb Lindsey, Kurt Lindsey, Zeke Kilgo and Chase O’Brien. Honorary pallbearers will be Fletcher Hayes and Christian Kilgo.


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