Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

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Lydia Marie Hayes

September 17, 1924November 3, 2019

Lydia Marie Redd Hayes, 95, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was born on September 17, 1924 in Galax, VA. Her parents were the late Alexander “Alex” Redd and Elizabeth Jennings Redd.

She married James Delbert “Bert” Hayes on February 20, 1939. He preceded her July 3, 1983 after 44 years of marriage. Also, nine siblings preceded her. She was the last survivor. She was a member Bethany Presbyterian Church for many years and attended when able. She received the Life Membership pin for services in the church work. She was a member of the Happy Seniors Club for a number of years. She worked in textiles for years, first with P. McNeer Dillion and retired from Piedmont Knitting in 1990. She then spent some very memorable hours with the late Mary Lundy, Bessie Reves and Annie Austin.

She is survived by one daughter, Wilma Hayes Bass (Jack); four grandchildren, Ronny Bass (Pat), Jo Ann Bass Cook (Keith), Gayle Bass Taylor (Jody) and Trudy Bass Goforth (Robert); three great-grandchildren, Lorne Cook (Sonya), Lucy Cook and Elizabeth Goforth; one step-great-granddaughter, Kimberly Hill (Scott); five step-great-great grandchildren, Katie, Kaleb and Kara Hill, Emalee and Nathan Money; one great-great grandson, Jackson Cook and several nieces and nephews.

She loved all her family and her church family and friends old and new.

Services will be held at Bethany Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1:30 PM with the family greeting friends following the service. Burial will be private in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Women of Bethany Presbyterian Church 114 Bethany Road, Statesville, NC 28625, or to Hospice of Iredell County 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences may be left at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Hayes family.


  • The Women of Bethany Presbyterian Church
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, November 6, 2019


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Grover & Brenda McKenzie

November 6, 2019

Aunt Marie, as we lovingly called her, was such a dear person to us. Going to her house was like the best time we shared with her. When she came up to Virginia, we was always excited to see her. A more loving person you will never find. Aunt Marie will always be a person we will never ever forget. Love and Prayers

Grover Junior and Brenda McKenzie

Vickie (Hedrick) Bennett

November 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you, giving you peace and comfort during this difficult time.