Wanda "Granny" Hayes

January 3, 1931March 25, 2019

Wanda L. Hayes, better known as "Granny" age 88, went to be with the Lord on Monday March 25, 2019. Wanda was born January 3, 1931 to W.C. and Pearl Orton in Sherrill, Arkansas.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters Ivaline Stanley, Gladys Wheeler, Ruth Ann Watson, brother Charles W. Orton and grandson Brookes Smith.

Those left with cherished memories are her loving husband Melvyn Hayes, four children; Linda L. Morse and husband Chuck Morse, Janet P. Smith and husband Hank Smith, Michael J. Hayes and Melvin D. Hayes Jr., two sisters Jo Duke and Marie Murdoch, eight grandchildren; Tammi Kesterson, Angela Jones, Nathanial Smith, Jari Hayes, Amberli Putman, Mary Layman, Douglas Hayes and Trey Hayes, fifteen great grandchildren and a host of other beloved family and friends who will miss her dearly.

She will be most remember by her love and faithfulness as a Christian since the age of 16, her love for the lake and all of her family gatherings. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed doing everything from scratch and with no recipe. Granny loved her wildflowers but especially her Bluebonnets. She was also an active member of the Tamarack Ladies Club and Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. In the more recent years she had a beautiful love of hummingbirds. She had special feeders for them hanging all around her back porch and loved to sit out there and watch them.

A visitation for Wanda will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral service will occur Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10:30 AM following with a graveside service at Roselawn Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest in the Garden of Scriptures.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hayes family.


  • Jacob Jones
  • Justin Elder
  • Noah Elder
  • Cade Blackwell
  • Nathanel Smith
  • Trey Hayes
  • Katelin Blackwell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Punky Smith, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, March 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, March 29, 2019

Wanda "Granny" Hayes

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Beverly Morris

March 27, 2019

My Aunt Wanda since the day I was born. Not one bad memory, Everytime with her was a good time. Her walk and faithfulness has always encouraged me. I know I was your favorite because you are mine. ILY.

Diane and Charlie Grimes

March 27, 2019

Oh how we miss this beautiful loving Christian women. She was like a mom to us.. She was the sweetest lady I know. Granny we know you are dancing the streets of gold.. Don't you worry we are and will take care of your daughter and our sissy of only 61 years.

Ernie & Barbara Williams

March 26, 2019

Truly one of the sweetest and most warm hearted people I've ever know. Sis. Wanda always went out of her way to make us feel like we were one of her own children. Her sincerity and love seemed to have no boundaries, I will certainly miss her visits to our little church. Her blessings are truly great in her brand new home with the Lord whom she dearly loved.
Thanks to the Lord for Linda who'll no doubt carry on her mothers teachings and open heartedness.

Love and Prayers for ALL the family
Bro Ernie and Sis Barbara