Miriam Hammett Hayes, 91, a native of Gaffney, South Carolina, passed away Sunday, April 13th 2014 at Greer Memorial Hospital in Greer, SC. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Royce T. Hayes, Sr., her parents Grady Hammett and Eula Robbs Hammett, and two sisters, Ellen Hayes and Francis Martin. Mrs. Hayes, a hom maker, and Royce lived in the Beaver Dam Community near Shelby most of their lives. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church.
She had been living with her oldest grandson in Taylors, SC. In March she fell and broke her hip, and passed away Sunday evening from complications while in rehabilitation. She is survived by her son Royce Thomas Hayes Jr. “Tommy” and his wife Heather of Manassas, VA; grandson Bhrett Hayes and his wife Rachell of Taylors; grandson, Branden Hayes of Robinsville; great-grandsons, Ethan, Justen and Eli Hayes; and sisters, Marie Parhan, Millie Spake, Carolyn Swaney, Ozelle Mauney and Margaret Quinn. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Phil Hughes. Visitation will be held from 11:30 to 12 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Beaver Dam Baptist Church, 123 Beaver Dam Church Rd., Shelby, NC 28152.