Monteen Council Hayman

January 2, 1915July 28, 2018

Monteen Council Hayman Monteen Council Hayman, 103, a life-long resident of Manatee County went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 28th, 2018. Monteen was born on January 2nd, 1915 in Palmetto, FL to the late Charles and Verter Council. Two brothers, J. Paul Council and Walter W. Council and granddaughter Amy Hayman also preceded her in death. Monteen graduated from Palmetto High School in 1933 during the Great Depression. She attended Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee and took classes at the University of Florida along with extension classes locally. Monteen began her teaching career in a one room school house on Snead Island. She went on to teach at Palm View Elementary School for many years and later as a substitute teacher. In later years, she worked in the Tax Assessors Office, Tax Collectors office and the office of Clerk of Court until retirement. She continued her love for teaching as Sunday School teacher at Palmetto First Baptist Church leading the women's "Love Class" for many years. She served as a den mother for Boy Scouts, school home room mother, and was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Monteen married her lifelong sweetheart, Hollis B. Hayman whom she grew up with at Gillette Baptist Church where their fathers served as deacons. Hollis and Monteen were married for 68 years until his death in May 2006. She is survived by her son, Council "Corky" Hayman and wife, Gail of Seminole, FL, daughter, Beverly Breeze of Palmetto, FL, brothers, Dr. Charles T. Council of Palmetto, FL and Dr. M. Earl Council and wife, Nadine of Laurens, SC, four grandchildren, Scott Hayman of Largo, FL, Rebecca Breeze Jones and husband, Chris of Elko, GA, Beth Breeze Cantrell and husband, Steve of Franklin, GA, and Allison Breeze Grayson and husband, Josh of Loganville, GA, 10 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews and faithful caregivers from Brookdale Assisted Living Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 1,, 2018 at 10:00 am with Funeral Services to follow at 11:00 am at Palmetto First Baptist Church. Graveside will follow at Gillette Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital Greenville, SC or Palmetto First Baptist Missions Fund.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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Sharon Council Tyler

July 30, 2018

Would have loved to meet her! Just visited Gillette Cemetery last month to “visit” Council and Braswell relatives. May she Rest In Peace!

Joy High Art

July 30, 2018

Beverly and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. How blessed you were to have her so long.

Eddie Ponder

July 30, 2018

Corky, Gail and the entire family. All of you are in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one. Rejoice in the fact you know she's home and surrounded by love. Eddie and Diane

Glenda Council Beall

July 30, 2018

Monteen was an interesting person and I always enjoyed our talks about family history. She added so much to our book, Thomas Charles Council and his Descendants. My sympathy to her brothers and her children, nieces and nephews. May your memories of Monteen help you through this difficult time. I will miss her.