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Ollie Mitt Hayes

Services for Ollie Mitt Hayes, of Centreville, are 11 a.m.Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Embrew Baptist Church in Woodville with burialin the church cemetery. Marshall Funeral Home is in charge ofarrangements.

Mrs. Hayes, 98, died Jan. 10, 2008, at Field Memorial Hospitalin Centreville. She was born on Dec. 9, 1909, in Wilkinson County.Her parents were Ed and Ellen Evans.

Mrs. Hayes confessed Christ at an early age. She was a deaconessat Embrew Baptist Church, a graduate of Lane Hart School andretired from the Wilkinson County School District.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, SidneyMonroe Hayes; one son, Benjamin L. Groom; four grandchildren,Micheal Groom, LaRuth Groom, Patricia Mealey and Larry BenjaminGroom.

Survivors include her son W’Odell Mealey, of Washington, D.C.;one daughter-in-law, Jessie Groom, of Woodville; threegrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sixgreat-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives andfriends.