In Loving

Betty J. Hayes

October 28, 1933 – January 24, 2024

Betty J. Hayes passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at the age of 90. Betty spent her life dedicated to her family, faith and friends.  She was a longtime member of Rural Retreat Baptist Church, where she enjoyed attending services whenever she could.   She loved cooking, working in her many flower beds, watching her birds play at her feeders, and spent many hours crocheting booties and blankets for the next arriving child in the Hayes clan. Most of all, she cherished her family dearly.  She adored being a mother to her 6 children and a doting grandmother to each and every grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henderson Irvin Hayes; daughter, Cynthia Lea Harris; son, David Mark Hayes; parents, Emmett and Fleecy Price; and siblings, Walter Price, Mary Lea Finley, Ira Price, Lillian Hay, and Sharon Mosher. Family left to cherish her memory include her children, Gary (Charlotte) Hayes, Donald Hayes, Richard Hayes, and Jonathan (Cheryl) Hayes; son-in-law, Donald Harris; daughter-in-law, Cindy Hayes; siblings, Mack Price, Emmett Price, and Roger Price; grandchildren, Chris Harris, Stacey Tadlock, Kelly Harris, Justin Hayes, Landon Hayes, Zachary Hayes, Andrew Hayes, Amanda Muise, Nathaniel Hayes, Mason Hayes, Carson Hayes, Preston Hayes, Skyler Hayes, and Ashleigh Hayes; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A Graveside Service be held at 11am Sunday, January 28, 2024, at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral, VA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or to a favorite charity.

Graveside Service


Spring Grove Cemetery

2779 Pendleton Road

Mineral, VA 23117


Sunday, January 28, 2024



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