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Vivian Winnie Hayes

November 8, 1934 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 82)

Vivian Winnie Hayes, 82, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born on November 8, 1934 in Baytown, Texas to James William Hajek and Winnie Arvella Helems Hajek. Vivian was very motherly, generous, helpful to all and would have given you the shirt off her back. Vivian loved music, travelling, crocheting and enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Cecil Franklin Hayes; daughter, Patricia Ann Courtney and husband, Charles; brother-in-laws, Joe Ted Hayes, Eugene Hayes, Bobbie Hayes, Bob Taylor; parents, Jimmy and Winnie Hajek; son, Michael Anthony Hayes; and sister, Mary Warren.

Vivian is survived by her sons, Cecil Franklin Hayes Jr., and wife Debbie, Donald Ray Hayes and wife Pam, and James Hayes; daughters, Geraldine Shann and husband Alan, and Eva Redd and husband Mike; sister, Jimmie Pauline Taylor; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends.

Services are private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, Texas 77562. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

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