Mary Lou Hayes, age 87, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at her home.

Mrs. Hayes was born October 23, 1932 in Ashe County to Glen George and Emma Dell Faw. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed making quilts. She loved her flowers and gardening. Mary loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy Hayes; brother, Willard Faw; and sisters, Jesse Caudill and Thelma Testerman.

Surviving are her children, Patricia Rice and spouse Richard of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Teresa Miller and spouse Earl of Glendale Springs, Zandra Lyalls of West Jefferson, Robin Bumgarner of North Wilkesboro, Teenya Weist and spouse Sam, and Sheree Miller all of Asheville; grandchildren, Christine Farrington and spouse Wesley of Hays, BJ Lyalls and spouse Jessica of West Jefferson, Brian Miller of Glendale Springs, Sheena Roten and spouse Luke of Creston, Jada Miller of Asheville; great grandchildren, Kaden Farrington, Madison Farrington both of Hays, Loston Lyalls, Kenleigh Lyalls, Adalyn Lyalls, Trinyti Miller all of West Jefferson, Riley Roten, Abel Roten, Sawyer Roten all of Creston; life long friend, Marie Wagoner and family.

Graveside service will be private with Rev. Zelda Wagoner. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Wilkes, PO Box 306, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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