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Irene Elizabeth Matthews Hayes

September 23, 1936 December 20, 2018
Irene Elizabeth Matthews Hayes
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Obituary for Irene Elizabeth Matthews Hayes

Irene Elizabeth Matthews Hayes, 82, of Oak Ridge passed away on December 20, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center.

She was born to parents Noah Aaron Matthews and Myrtle Mason Matthews on September 23, 1936 in Riceville, Tennessee.

Irene graduated from McMinn County High School in 1954 and married Robert Wayne Hayes on July 1, 1955.

Irene became a member of New York Avenue Church of Christ in 1968 when she moved to Oak Ridge. She loved attending her church, reading her Bible, drawing, and playing the guitar and being with her family.

She was preceded in death by:
Husband, Robert W. Hayes;
Son, James A. Hayes;
Son-in-law Alan S. Harris;
Great-grandson, Jakai Wooden;
Sister, Ruth M. Strickland;
Brothers, Carlos, Don, T.J., Quinton, & Doug;
Parents, Noah A. and Myrtle Mason Matthews.

Survivors include:
Children, Andy Hayes, Kelly Hayes Harris, Richard Daniel Hayes & wife Karen;
Grandchildren, Ashlen Harris Wooden;
Alan S. Harris, Jr. “A.J.” and wife Bobbie;
Stacey Hayes Roseman and husband Zach;
Kristen Hayes Hubbell and husband Don;
James Robert Hayes “Jamie”.

Great-grandchildren, Malaki Fowler;
Kyra Len Fowler “Sissy”;
Ka’lil Wooden;
Sylas Wooden;
Zeke Harris;
Zoe Harris;
Ryker Hubbell;
Zane Harris.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to New York Avenue Church of Christ, 219 New York Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

The family will receive friends Saturday, December 22nd from 2 PM until 3PM at New York Avenue Church of Christ. The funeral service will follow at 3 PM with Dennis Winebarger officiating. The graveside service will be held on Sunday, 3 PM at McMinn Memory Gardens in Athens, Tennessee. An online guest book may be signed at weatherfordmortuary.com


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Visitation

Saturday

22

Dec

2:00 PM 12/22/2018 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12/22/2018 3:00:00 PM
New York Avenue Church of Christ

219 New York Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

New York Avenue Church of Christ
219 New York Avenue Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral

Saturday

22

Dec

3:00 PM 12/22/2018 3:00:00 PM
New York Avenue Church of Christ

219 New York Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

New York Avenue Church of Christ
219 New York Avenue Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Graveside

Sunday

23

Dec

3:00 PM 12/23/2018 3:00:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens

1739 Country Rd 561
Athens, TN 37303

McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 Country Rd 561 Athens 37303 TN
United States

Memorial Contribution

New York Avenue Church of Christ

219 New York Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
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