Maggie Elizabeth “Beth” Hayes, 70, of Montrose, died Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at her son’s residence. Mrs. Hayes was a native of Lake Village and a resident of Montrose for most of her life. She was a 1970 graduate of Lakeside High School, where she was Valedictorian of her class and the Homecoming Queen. Mrs. Hayes worked as a bookkeeper for Farm Bureau for 20 years and Barton’s Lumber Company in Lake Village for 17 years. She was a member of the Bayou Mason Baptist Church. Mrs. Hayes enjoyed shopping, and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandson, and her best friend, Ann Scott.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Glen Hayes in 2017; her parents, Lee Merritt and Nora Nadine White Brooks; a brother, James Kendall Brooks and an uncle, William “Junior” Brooks.
She is survived by two sons, Michael Hayes and wife, Tisha, of Lake Village, and Bradley Hayes and wife, Felicia, of Montrose; three grandchildren, Allen Hayes and wife, Ann Claire, Molly Hayes, all of Lake Village and Lee Hayes of Montrose and a great-grandson, Charles Allen Hayes.
Memorial services are 10 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2023, in the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Philip Payne officiating. Memorials may be made to the Montrose Cemetery Association, c/o Rita Chandler, 133 Lynn Road, Portland, AR 71663. Private burial will be in the Montrose Cemetery.
Visitation will be after the memorial service in the funeral home chapel.