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Miriam Marie Hayes
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Miriam M. Hayes, 73, of Hopewell, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, in John Randolph Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.

Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Plummer Hayes. Miriam was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God, and loved cooking and canning.

She is survived by two sons, Robert "Bob" B. Hayes, and James "Jimmy" Hayes and his wife, Wendy; two granddaughters, Kaylee and Kara Hayes; numerous nieces and nephews; and many devoted friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at the Nelsen Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th Ave., Hopewell, and where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, with the Rev. Rodney Mason and the Rev. Delmar Chandler officiating. Interment will follow in Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God, 112 S. 12th Ave., Hopewell, VA 23860. Condolences may be registered at www.nelsencares.com.

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