Hayes turns 100

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 16, 2017

Lorena Parsons Hayes turned 100 on July 7th of this year, and was honored with a large birthday party at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Geri Jones, in Tuscaloosa.

Attending the party were two of her other children, Jeannie Sowell Smith and Bonita Hayes Platner, along with many other relatives and friends from Washington, Oregon, Colorado, New York, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

Attending the party were many of her 50 descendants, which includes five generations.

A gold and white theme was used in the decorations, cake, flowers and balloons.

Food served included smoked pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, noodle/shrimp salad, marinated vegetables, coleslaw, redneck caviar and chips and cake.

Many who could not attend sent cards and well wishes.

Hayes wishes to thank everyone who sent cards, well wishes, attended, planned, cooked, and helped in any way, to make the day, one of the most memorable days of her life. A special thank you goes out to the Joneses for opening up their beautiful home to so many.

Hayes grew up in Clay County, Ala. but moved to the Andalusia area at the age of 12, after her parents died. She lived with her Aunt Lilla and Uncle Jimmy Stone and attended school at Pleasant Home. Most of her adult life was spent in Andalusia until two years ago, when she moved in with her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Geri Jones, who reside in Tuscaloosa.