Mrs. Mary Jones Hays, 85, a lifelong resident of Mansfield passed away Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. She was born Oct. 13, 1933 in Covington to James Wilbur and Louise Vaughn Jones who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Hays was an avid reader who enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, sewing and was a wonderful conversationalist. She was a very active member of Mansfield United Methodist Church where she served as the church treasurer for many years. Mrs. Hays was also very active in her community and served as the poll manager for Mansfield voting precinct for a number of years. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Elizabeth Ann Hays.
Mrs. Hays is survived by her son Eddie Hays and his wife Gay Ree of Mansfield, her daughter Vicki Hays of Mansfield, her brother Lynn Jones of Mansfield, her grandchildren Jeremy Hays and his wife Rebecca, and Molly Rebecca Hays, her great-grandchildren Henry and Walter Hays along with a host of other family and close friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hays will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29 at Mansfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Todd Hilton officiating. Interment will follow at Starrsville Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East St., SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guestbook may be signed online www.harwellfuneralhome.com.