OBITUARY

Mary Ann Hayes Elder

November 12, 1948October 13, 2021
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Mary Ann Hayes Elder, 72, of Watkinsville, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at her home, surrounded by loving family.

Born in Oconee County on November 12, 1948, Mary Ann was a daughter of the late Perry T. and Mary Lou Hayes. She worked with the Oconee County School System and retired from the Clarke County School System and the Oconee County Tag Office. Mary Ann was a lifelong member of Antioch Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Perry Hayes; sister-in-law, Bobbie Almand; and granddaughter, Agatha Elder.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, William Doyle Elder; daughters and sons-in-law, Angela Elder-Johnson and Chuck Johnson and Mendy and Tim Meyer; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jennifer Elder; brother, David Hayes; brother and sister-in-law, John and Debra Hayes; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Ricky Ray; sister-in-law, Lisa Hayes; brother-in-law, Scott Almand; grandchildren, Jacqueline Henderson (Jonathan), Andrew Elder, Bryce Watson, Hannah Elder (fiancé Jonathan Kizziah), Sarah Meyer, Sophie Meyer, Cody Elder and Wyatt Elder.

The family expresses sincere appreciation to Mary Ann’s caregivers, Sabrina Harris and Kim Ott.

The family will receive friends Sunday, October 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Memorial donations are requested to the Elder Cemetery Fund, 4180 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville, GA 30677.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com for the Elder family.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Elder Cemetery Fund

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Dwayne Bowden

October 15, 2021

Doyle, I am so sorry to hear this! We know God has His arms around her and we will see her again. Our prayers will be for peace and comfort for you and your family and loved ones in the name of Jesus.

jill coker

October 15, 2021

Doyle and family , I am so sorry for your loss. I am blessed to have been able to spend the last few months with Mary Ann and all of the family. Ya'll did an amazing job taking care of her . I love you all and I am praying for you. Jill Coker

Martha Elder Dyals

October 15, 2021

Mary Ann and I grew up in the same church community and graduated from OCHS in 1966. She was a sweet lady and I value the friendship. Prayers for healing for her family and friends is my daily prayer! ❤️

Christina and Joe Williams

October 15, 2021

Robert and Jennifer,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Helen Powell

October 14, 2021

Our deepest sumphany to Mary Ann's family. She was always such a sweet and loving person. She will be greatly missed by all. God bless and comfort you.

Debra Hayes

October 14, 2021

Before John and I were married she arranged a beautiful get together at the lake house. It was the opportunity to meet all of her children and their spouses it was just a lovely day. I appreciated the effort that she made to do that for John and I think of that day often. I remember her as a beautiful woman who loved her family. Devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

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