Obituary for Wed., Feb. 14, 2018

Published 9:51 am Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Mrs. Lorena Parsons Hayes, 100, formerly of Andalusia, passed away Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 15, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jay Driver officiating. Her son-in-law, Ralph Plater, will give a special eulogy honoring Mrs. Hayes life. Following the chapel service, the interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Geraldine Jones of Tuscaloosa, Gary and Martha Hayes of Andalusia; two daughters and son-in-law, Jean Sowell Smith of Pensacola, Fla., Bonita and Ralph Platner of Kirkwood, NY; her grandchildren, Billy Cooper, Brian Cooper, Shannon Childress, Brandon Smith, Kim Harris, Neil Jones, Ryan Jones, Greg Jones, Chris Platner, Jennifer Platner Crotty, Shann Hayes, and Scott Hayes; 16 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Hayes is preceded in death by husbands; Marcus Sowell and Cleve Jones; a daughter, Faye Cooper; one grandchild, Terry Smith and two great grandchildren, Troy Dean and Joshua Cooper.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Jones, Greg Jones, Neil Jones, Dale Childress, Brian Cooper and Allen Bishop.

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