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Ruby Jean Hayes

July 29, 1937 — January 14, 2023

Ruby Jean Hayes, 85, of Savannah TN went to her eternal home on January 14th, 2023. She was joined once again with her husband, Chester Hayes, after 52 years of marriage on earth.

Ruby was a woman of strong faith who was a pillar in her church community.

She is survived by her two daughters, Karen Holcombe (Dean) & Carol McElya (Mike), her sister, Lucille Lard (Grady, who preceded her in death), her grandchildren, Jonathan Monday (Karen, who preceded him in death) & Carley Scott (Colton), 4 great grandchildren, Valerie Monday, Dakota Monday, Mary Hayes Scott, & Hudson Scott, and several nieces and nephews

She is preceded in death by her brother, Leon Gray, her parents, Albert and Lizzie Gray, and her husband Chester Hayes.

Ruby Hayes worked at Angelica uniform company as a quality control auditor before retiring, then working as a volunteer for Hardin medical center. She loved her family dearly and spent her days painting, traveling, and cooking large meals for her many family get togethers. She loved attending services at Double Springs Baptist Church and singing in the choir.

Services will be held at Shackelford funeral home in Savannah TN, Friday, January 20th. Visitation from 1-3 with funeral and graveside services to follow

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to American Cancer Society in honor of Ruby Jean Hayes

Services will be held on January 20, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Savannah, Tennessee, with Tyler Webb officiating. Burial will follow in the Neill Cemetery at Savannah, Tennessee.
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Friday, January 20, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors

450 Church St, Savannah, TN 38372

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