Ruby Lucille Hayes, 86, of Thorn Hill in Grainger County, was born April 17, 1935 and passed away October 6, 2021. Ruby worked many years on the family farm while helping care for her siblings. She loved clothes, shoes, and antiques. She cared for her mother and brother until their passing as well as babysat many nieces and nephews through the years.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley and Harriet (Hixon) Hayes; brothers, Von (Buster) Hayes and Donald (Bush) Hayes; and infant sister, Sally.
She is survived by her sister, Edna Farmer of Thorn Hill; brother and sister in laws, Lon and Joan Hayes of Thorn Hill, Fred and Emma Hayes of Morristown. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their spouses, children, grandchildren, cousins, friends, and the staff of Heritage Center in Morristown.
Friends and family will meet at Hayes Cemetery in Thorn Hill on Sunday, October 10, 2021, at 3pm for a graveside service.
Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.