Doris Nell Hayles
Doris Nell Hayles
  • August 12, 1923 - November 15, 2017
  • Jackson, Mississippi

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Doris Nell Hayles, beloved mother and cherished friend, went to be with her heavenly Father
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the age of 94 after a brief illness. Services will be held Saturday,
November 18, 2017 at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m.,
followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m.
Born August 12, 1923 to the late Myrtle Davis Rogers and Louis Loyd Rogers, she was preceded in death
by her sister, Mary Elizabeth Rogers Peeler and her husband of 25 years, Morris Denton Hayles. She is
survived by a brother, Charles Louis Rogers of Columbia, MS and three children: Brenda Hayles Hunter
of Atlanta, GA, Barbara Hayles Singleton (Larry) of Jackson, MS, and Morris Denton "Denny" Hayles, Jr.
of Brandon, MS. "Grams" also leaves behind four granddaughters: Hope Hunter Knight (Alan) of Atlanta,
GA, Lori Singleton Schell (Dave) of Boulder, CO, Faith Hunter Welborn of Atlanta, GA and Hayley Ann
Singleton of Charleston, SC. She will be dearly missed by five great grandchildren and a host of nieces
and nephews.
Mrs. Hayles graduated from Silver Creek High School and attended Belhaven College for two years,
working at Bell Telephone to help pay her tuition. She often spoke of the wonderful times she had there
with her new friends. She then met and married "Buster" Hayles of Water Valley, MS and the
two moved to McComb, MS in 1960. There, she became very active in the Jr. Auxiliary, First Baptist
Church and many other community organizations. A favorite of many at Fernwood Country Club, she
was known as "Miss Dolly" and could always be counted on for her ready smile, quick wit and words of
encouragement. She was pleased and humbled to have been selected Queen of the Azalea Ball by her
peers. She was an avid tennis player, loved scrabble games with family and was an accomplished, selftaught
artist and decorator. She moved to Jackson, MS in 1983 where she continued many of her
interests. She was also a fantastic cook; preparing and hosting holiday feasts in her home, even in her
90's. She was known to all as a very kind and loving person, always rooting for the underdog. She will be
sorely missed by all who had the opportunity to know this great lady.