The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 9, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013


Janice Faulkner Hayes

LEWISBURG — Janice Faulkner Hayes, 77, of Lewisburg, was called to her heavenly home Thursday, February 7, 2013, while surrounded by her loving family at home, after a long battle with leukemia and recently with cancer.

She was the youngest and last surviving child of Spurgeon and Pearl McMillion Faulkner of Brushy Flat near Renick.

She graduated from Renick High School and married her husband of 60 years, James R. Hayes, raised two daughters and resided in the Lewisburg/Fairlea area since 1957.

She was a faithful member and devotedly active in Sunday school, circles and positions at Trinity United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Mrs. Hayes worked as GEHS cook and cafeteria manager for 27 years where she mentored and mothered many students who worked under her supervision and care.

Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and five sisters.

She is survived and profoundly missed by her loving husband, James R. Hayes, and two daughters, Gay Hayes Sebert and husband David Sebert of Fairlea, and Lynda Hayes Ambler and husband Aaron of Lewisburg; six granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Granddaughters are Krista Sebert Jett and husband John of Winston-Salem, NC; Kara Sebert Parker and husband Shaun of Berryville, VA; Kacey Sebert of Stephens City, VA; Olivia Ambler, Ava Ambler, and Norah Ambler of Lewisburg; Great-grandsons are Ewan Bryce Parker and Wyatt Hayes Parker of Berryville, VA.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg and funeral services will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, Ronceverte, on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Mike Estep officiating. Burial will follow at Morningside Cemetery in Renick.

She requested donations, in lieu of flowers, for Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 707 Pocahontas Avenue, Ronceverte, WV 24970.

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Arrangements by Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Lewisburg.

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