Betty Lou Edwards Hayes, age 84, of 3286 Chestnut Grove Church Road, Sparta, NC passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Robin Johnson Hospice House in Gastonia, NC.

She was born July 25, 1935 in Alleghany County to the late Glenn Thomas Edwards and Clyde Andrews Edwards Greene. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Edwards, Ralph Edwards, and Junior Edwards; sister-in-law, Jean Edwards Phipps. Betty was a member at Mt. Carmel Union Baptist Church. She owned and operated Betty’s Fashion Outlet for over 20 years. She was known for gardening, canning, cooking, and taking care of others. She is survived by her husband, Harold Hayes; one daughter, Lesa Houser and husband Jay; three step-daughters, Heather Hayes and husband Howard, Susan Lapp and husband Chris, Sandra Wilbanks and husband Dave; one stepson, Steve Hayes; special nephew, Gary Edwards and wife Susan; sister-in-law, Rachel Edwards; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernie and Nell Jemeson, Gene and Betty Phillips, James and Dottie Hayes, Arnold and Elaine Hayes; several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service to honor the life of Betty at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2019 in the chapel of Grandview Memorial Funeral Home with Brother Ed Hall and Reverend Everette Shaw officiating. Interment will follow in Glade Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until time of the service at the funeral home and other times at the residence. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glade Creek Cemetery, c/o Ted Hudson, 3489 Barrett Road, Ennice, NC 28623. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Medi-Home Hospice of Alleghany and Robin Johnson Hospice House. 

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