Bernice Haire Hayes

Published 4:42 pm Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Bernice Haire Hayes, 96, of Elba, AL went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Funeral services will be held from New Brockton First Baptist Church on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jay Driver and Rev. Michael Woodham officiating. Committal services will follow in the New Brockton City Cemetery. Visitation will be at New Brockton First Baptist Church on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Mrs. Hayes worked for a number of years for the Selective Service Board. She was the wife of a minister, and she fully accepted this calling. She held various jobs in the churches they served. These jobs were always enjoyable to her. Mrs. Hayes was a homemaker; she welcomed people into her home. She loved the family to gather there and be together. Her winsome smile will be missed by all who knew her. Although she had been bed ridden for several years, she was non complaining, always thanking all who helped her.

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Survivors include her daughters, Dixie Dorsey of Elba, and Kathy (Philip) Bassett of Troy; granddaughters, Stacey Cooper, and Susan (Joe) Flemming; grandson, Claude (Tina) Dorsey IV, all of Birmingham; granddaughter Allison Bassett of Chelsea, AL; grandson Jeffrey Bassett of Brantley; great grandsons, Brennan (Tasha) Cooper of Brusly, LA and Chase Cooper, Pete Flemming, Jack Flemming; great granddaughters, Maggie Flemming, Katherine Dorsey, Christina Dorsey, and Caroline Dorsey, all of Birmingham; and great granddaughter Aubrey Bassett of Jack; and several nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the loving caregivers, Nancy Tyson, Corene Daniels, Gwen Berry, Alka Smith, Ann Carnley and Leona Siler.

Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Richard “Dick” Hayes; her father, William Herbert “Hub” and her mother, Sally Elizabeth Haire; son-in-law, Claude “Pete” Dorsey; sisters, Martha Hanafan and Mary Katherine “Tud” Allen and a brother, Stokes Haire.

Hayes Funeral Home of Elba, Alabama is serving the Hayes family.