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“As a small child Shirley was my Sunday School teacher at Aracadia Free will Babtist Church.She was a very important part of my childhood and those...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Wanda Brown - Spartanburg, SC

“So very sorry for your loss...can not get there but wanted to light a candle for Shirley and family...God Speed, Shirley, R.I.P. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jean Price - Coldwater, MI

“I LOVE AND MISS YOU GRANNY!! LOVE ALWAYS,YOUR FIRST GRANDCHILD TINA (SUPIE) ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Tina Poteat - Inman, SC

“My deepest sympathies to Shirley's family. I knew her & Gabby all my life, they were wonderful, loving people. May God wrap you in his loving arms in...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Linda - Inman, SC - Friend

“David, Sue, Sherry and family, I am so sorry for your loss! As I grew up in Arcadia, I remember Ms. Shirley from the store she and your Dad ran...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Cathy Wilson Dukes - Spartanburg, SC

“I am really sorry to hear this! Shirley was a very special person. Sherry I am really sorry to hear about your Mother. I will pray for peace for...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Crocker Felmet - Spartanburg, SC

“Ms Hayes , A special lady of Goodness, she loved children and always tried to lead us and all others to good things. When Mr Hayes past away , I...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Suttles - Spartanburg ,, SC

“My sympathy to the Hayes family. Shirley and "Gabby" were wonderful people. I remember them from many years ago. God bless. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Guyton Caldwell - Spartanburg, SC

“Granny, A grandmother’s love is like no other. You always gave the best hugs!! You will be greatly missed but always live in our hearts! I...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Brian Hayes - Boiling Springs, SC

“Loved to visit Aunt Shirley with my Nanny (Aunt Shirley's sister - Grace Solesbee Shipman). ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Heather LeeAnn Smith - Belvedere, SC


Shirley Solesbee Hayes, 78, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at her home. Born on November 19, 1935 in Spartanburg, she was a daughter of the late Edward James and Ella Mae Israel Solesbee and wife of the late James David Hayes, Sr.

She was a member of Una First Free Will Baptist Church, a homemaker and foster parent.

She is survived by her son, James David Hayes, Jr. and his wife Joy of Boiling Springs; her daughters, Susan Hayes Steadings and her husband Sam of Inman, and Sherry Hayes of Spartanburg; her sister, Gail Quinn of Arcadia; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Charles Morris Hayes.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 27, 2013, from 2:00 to 2:45 pm at Floyd's Boiling Springs Chapel, 4081 Highway 9 North, Boiling Springs, SC 29316. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Cash. Burial will follow at Fort Prince Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the Una First Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 283, Una, SC 29378.

An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com .

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