Mary Fern Hayes

March 18, 1931April 15, 2018

Mary Fern Hayes, 87, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Putnam County Hospital.

Mary was born in Belle Union, on March 18, 1931, the daughter of Oscar William and Martha Ellen (Blanton) Petrey, and attended Belle Union School.

Mrs. Hayes worked for 19 years at P.R. Mallory. She was a member of Hanna Street Baptist Church. Mary enjoyed flower gardening, pitching horse shoes, and loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include a son, Gerald Dee Hayes, (wife-Shirley); two daughters, Judith Lynn Smith, and Krista Ellen Smith, (husband-Michael); 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, Phillip Tarcus Hayes; a son Phillip Terrell Hayes; a grandson, Matthew Hayes; two brothers and two sisters.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with Pastor Patrick Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018 or one hour prior to time of service Friday.

Memories may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 20, 2018

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danny mesecher

April 17, 2018

Mary was one of my favorite customers. I really enjoyed finding things for her because she was such a nice lady. I will truly miss seeing her at the store.