Anita Hayes

November 16, 1921July 14, 2012

Anita Hayes, 90, passed away Saturday July 14, 2012. She was born November 16, 1921 in Roby, TX to Elmer and Lee Stephenson. She moved to Ropesville as a child and graduated from Ropesville High School and went to Texas Tech. Anita was a secretary for the CEO of Piggly Wiggly for many years and she taught China and Oil painting for over 20 years. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene.

Anita is survived by her 2 daughters, Roni Swetnam and son-in-law Roy and Debbie Johnson and son-in-law Bob; sisters Gene Lanham and husband John and Doris Carson; brother Buck Stephenson and wife Juana; grandson Rex Swetnam and wife Catherine and granddaughter Rachel Swetnam; stepgrandchildren, Chatt and Jenna Johnson, Jill Robards, Kelly and Desi Johnson and Jason Johnson; step great-grandchildren, Ellie, Max and Angus Johnson, Calvin Robards, Sara and Elijah Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband George Hayes.

Visitation will be held Monday July 16 from 6 to 8 pm in Resthaven Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm in the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be private.

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  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, July 16, 2012


  • Officiating

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July 17, 2012

Roni Ann & Debbie,
Thinking of you at this time and remembering your lovely mom. Our love and prayers -
Carol (Faith) Mixon
Cheryl (Faith) Rogers

July 17, 2012

Debbie, so very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to say goodbye to the ones that you love. I know that you have precious memories of your mother, to hold on to forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Love, Brian and Kristi Jackson

Susan Lucky

July 16, 2012

Her presence has blessed every home Grayson and I have lived in for 45 years. She did not personally visit us but her artistic gifts made our house a "home". God bless Mom's beautiful friend.

Lloyd & Bev Binder

July 16, 2012

May God's comfort and love be felt in an extra special way----our love and prayers
Lloyd and Bev

Dottie Poole/Chandler

July 15, 2012

Roni Ann & Debbie... Feeling such gratitude for the warm and wonderful memories and spirit of your loving, gifted & enchanting mama. I can hear her laughter & sense her bouyant presence. May you all be enfolded and comforted by Heaven's Light.

Dennis Snider

July 15, 2012

Sorry for your familys loss.

Jim Hansen family

July 15, 2012

Our sympathies to all of you. God Bless.