Smith Memory Chapel


Grace Evelyn Hayes

5 July, 19312 March, 2020

Grace Evelyn Hayes, age 89 of Winder, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020. She was a native of Jackson County and a member of Center United Methodist Church. Grace was a seamstress most of her working life and retired at Statham Garment Company. She loved flowers and was a wonderful cook. Grace was preceded by her parents, Enos and Leila Blankenship Brock; her children, Larry Fortner, Harvey Hayes, Judy Bohannon, Elaine Hayes and Sara Hayes and 10 brothers and sisters. She is survived by a son, Harry Fortner of Winder; 14 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8PM Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA. Funeral Services will be at 2PM Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Center United Methodist Church with Rev. Blane Spence Officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 3 March , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 4 March , 2020


Grace Evelyn Hayes

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Mike Franks

3 March 2020

Although I never met Mrs. Hayes, through knowing and working with her son Harry, I an sure that she was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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